Progesterone vaginal ring for contraception during lactation

August 03, 2020

Ensuring access to safe and effective contraception for postpartum women is an important national goal for India because only one-quarter of the country’s postpartum population is using contraception.

New information to improve LARC access in teens

July 28, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new information to improve long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) access for teenagers.

Study of LARC use in teen mothers prompts state policy change

July 20, 2020

Read about the impact when long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) was offered to teenage mothers prior to hospital discharge.

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.

Contraceptive use in women with cystic fibrosis

June 02, 2020

Nearly half of women of child-bearing age with cystic fibrosis use estrogen-containing oral contraceptive pills, followed by condoms and long-acting reversible contraceptive methods, according to a pilot study in the journal Contraception.

Community intervention boosts LARC use among adolescents

May 06, 2020

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) use among sexually active female adolescents in Rochester, New York, rose from about 4% before a local community intervention to roughly 24% after the initiative.

Reducing endometriosis pain with LARC

March 04, 2020

Both the etonogestrel (ENG)-releasing subdermal implant and a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) significantly reduce pain in women with endometriosis, according to new research.

Data from LARC study prompt state policy change

February 19, 2020

When long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) was offered to teenage mothers prior to hospital discharge, it drastically reduced the rate of rapid repeat pregnancy, according to a study of adolescents in Indiana.

Copper IUD and virulence of non-albicans Candida species

February 19, 2020

Findings from a study in The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health indicate a variation in virulence among Candida species in reaction to IUD use.

CDC initiative improves adolescent reproductive health

January 15, 2020

Provider training boosted screening and education of teens but efforts to boost update of long-acting reversible contraception were less successful.