LARC

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.

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.

Familiarity and acceptability of LARC and contraceptive choice

January 15, 2020

Awareness of intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants is high among women of reproductive age, but not as high for DMPA and oral contraceptives, according to a recent study.

Effects of two LARCs on menstrual changes and uterine artery Doppler

June 10, 2019

The LNG-IUS and IUD are both highly effective, but one is associated with changes in uterine artery blood flow.

Postpartum LARC use lacking in women on medical therapy for opioid use disorder

March 13, 2019

Physicians and pregnant patients with OUD may have a communication disconnect when it comes to postpartum contraception counseling.

LARC ‘Quick Start’ in adolescents embraced by many providers

March 13, 2019

Most physicians consider the practice safe for adolescents, but a recent survey indicates there is still a training and education gap that must be filled. 

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