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Family Planning and Contraception

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on family planning and contraception and related issues, including emergency contraception, hormonal and non-hormonal contraception, infertility, in vitro fertilization, intrauterine devices, preconception care, tubal sterilization, and vasectomy. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Preconception Care

Infertility

Contraception - Non-hormonal

Contraception - Hormonal

Contraception - Emergency

Complications and Special Situations

Editorials and Letters

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other AFP Content



Preconception Care

10/15/2013 Recommendations for Preconception Counseling and Care
12/01/2006 CDC Releases Guidelines on Improving Preconception Health Care [Practice Guidelines]

Infertility

03/01/2015 Evaluation and Treatment of Infertility Algorithm
01/01/2006 IVF Therapy for Unexplained Infertility [Cochrane for Clinicians]
10/15/2015 Natural Procreative Technology for Treating Infertility [Letters to the Editor]

Contraception - Non-hormonal

03/15/2014 Intrauterine Devices: An Update
12/01/2013 Common Questions About Vasectomy
11/15/2012 Natural Family Planning
06/15/2012 Advantages of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy Technique [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
01/01/2005 Insertion and Removal of Intrauterine Devices
01/01/2004 Diaphragm Fitting Patient Education

Contraception - Hormonal

General Guidance

05/01/2015 Provision of Contraception: Key Recommendations from the CDC
05/01/2014 Progestin-Only Contraceptives: Effects on Weight [Cochrane for Clinicians]
02/15/2012 Guidelines for the Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives [Practice Guidelines]
03/01/2011 Preventing Gaps When Switching Contraceptives Patient Education
10/01/2009 Same-Day Initiation of Hormonal Contraceptives [Cochrane for Clinicians]
12/01/2006 Risks and Benefits of Combination Contraceptives [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
07/01/2006 Initiating Hormonal Contraception Algorithm
10/01/2005 Combined Oral Contraceptives for Mothers Who Are Breastfeeding [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Specific Contraceptives

01/01/2011 Copper Intrauterine Device vs. Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate for Contraception [Cochrane for Clinicians]
01/15/2008 Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol (Lybrel) for Continuous Contraception [STEPS]
05/15/2006 Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System (Mirena) for Contraception [STEPS]
04/15/2005 Ethinyl Estradiol/Levonorgestrel (Seasonale) for Oral Contraception [STEPS]

Contraception - Emergency

04/01/2014 An Update on Emergency Contraception
08/15/2012 Ulipristal (Ella) for Emergency Contraception [STEPS]
11/15/2010 ACOG Recommendations on Emergency Contraception [Practice Guidelines]
09/01/2007 Advance Provision for Emergency Oral Contraception [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Complications and Special Situations

03/01/2016 The Impact of Contraception on Lactation [Cochrane for Clinicians] new
03/01/2015 Risk of Venous Thromboembolism with Use of Combined Oral Contraceptives [Cochrane for Clinicians]
06/01/2013 Contraceptive Education for Women After Childbirth [Cochrane for Clinicians]
12/15/2012 Cardiovascular Risk of Combined Oral Contraceptive Use [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
12/01/2012 The Effects of Combination Contraceptives on Weight [Cochrane for Clinicians]
12/15/2011 CDC Updates Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in the Postpartum Period [Practice Guidelines]
12/15/2010 Managing Adverse Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives Patient Education
09/15/2010 Contraception Choices in Women with Underlying Medical Conditions
09/01/2008 Effect of Antiepileptic Drugs on Oral Contraceptives [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Editorials and Letters

12/01/2015 The Potential Impact of Over-the-Counter Access to Oral Contraceptives to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy [Editorials]
03/15/2014 Optimal Use of IUDs: Why Aren't We There Yet? [Editorials]
11/15/2012 Is Natural Family Planning a Highly Effective Method of Birth Control? Yes: Natural Family Planning is Highly Effective and Fulfilling [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
11/15/2012 Is Natural Family Planning a Highly Effective Method of Birth Control? No: Natural Family Planning Methods are Overrated [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
07/01/2006 Physical Examination Before Initiating Hormonal Contraception: What Is Necessary? [Editorials]
11/15/2000 Informed Consent and Emergency Contraception [Editorials]
11/15/2013 Case Report: Risk of Uterine Perforation from IUDs Is Greatest During Postpartum Period [Letters to the Editor]
07/01/2011 Responses to Article Regarding Contraception Choices in Women [Letters to the Editor]
02/01/2009 Preconception Care Should Be Vital Issue for Both Sexes [Letters to the Editor]
07/01/2005 Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Emergency Contraception [Letters to the Editor]

Patient Education, Self-Care

05/01/2015 Birth Control: What You Should Know Patient Education
03/01/2015 Infertility: What Women Should Know Patient Education
04/01/2014 Emergency Contraception Patient Education
11/15/2012 Natural Family Planning Patient Education
12/15/2010 Side Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives Patient Education
12/15/2006 Vasectomy: What You Should Know Patient Education

From FamilyDoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Education Resource

Things to Think About Before You're Pregnant
Natural Family Planning
Birth Control Options
Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive
Intrauterine Device
Tubal Sterilization
Progestin-Only Contraceptives

Other AFP Content

03/01/2003 Do I Get to Decide Who Should Have a Baby? [Curbside Consultation]

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