Contraception

Contraceptive counseling via volunteer reproductive health educators

January 19, 2021

Initiation of more effective contraception occurred more often among patients who were seen by a volunteer reproductive health educator during routine visits at a resident obstetrics and gynecology clinic, according to a study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Oral and IUD emergency contraception provision

November 25, 2020

Less than half of ob/gyns offer their patients the two most effective forms of emergency contraception -- ulipristal acetate and the copper intrauterine device (IUD) -- according to a national survey.

Study finds copper IUD and LNG-IUS can impact microbiota over time

November 12, 2020

Neither the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) nor the copper intrauterine device (IUD) impact the incidence of cellular atypia, but do interfere with the microbiota over time, according to liquid-based cervical cytology and microbiological analyses.

Contraception lessons for 2020

October 29, 2020

“Telehealth visits serve to ensure patient-centered, shared decision-making counseling, as well as allowing the provider to confirm that the patients are good candidates with no contraindications for their method of choice,” Eve Espey, MD, MPH, said.

Postpartum etonogestrel-releasing implants and depression

June 24, 2020

Rates of depression at 6 weeks postpartum among adolescents and young adults (AYA) were significantly lower in those initiating immediate postpartum etonogestrel (ENG) implants compared to other birth control methods, according to new research.

Study finds plasma oxytocin levels higher in OC users

June 10, 2020

Plasma oxytocin levels are significantly higher in oral contraceptive (OC) users than in to non-users, according to a study in Scientific Reports. The cross-sectional study of nearly 200 women also found that scores for satisfaction with life were higher among OC users.