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Contraception

Jun 1, 2017 Issue
Hormonal Contraceptives in Women Who Are Overweight or Obese [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Hormonal contraceptives (oral contraceptive pills, implants, patches, and rings) are highly effective in women of all weights.There is no consistently demonstrated increased risk of pregnancy in overweight women using any specific hormonal method of contraception.


Apr 1, 2017 Issue
Preventing Unintended Adolescent Pregnancy [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Among adolescents, educational interventions increase reported condom use at most recent intercourse, whereas contraceptive-promoting interventions increase use of hormonal contraception.


Jan 15, 2017 Issue
CDC Updates Recommendations for Contraceptive Use [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first published the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (U.S. SPR) in 2013 to provide direction for safe and effective use of contraceptive methods. These guidelines update the 2013 report.


Dec 1, 2016 Issue
CDC Updates Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first published the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, which is a companion document to the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, in 2010 to provide guidelines on safely using a variety of contraceptiv...


Nov 1, 2016 Issue
The Risk of MI and Ischemic Stroke with Combined Oral Contraceptives [Cochrane for Clinicians]

The overall risk of MI and ischemic stroke is increased in women who use combined oral contraceptives. The relative risk of MI and ischemic stroke increases as estrogen dose rises, increasing by 60% with doses of 20 mcg and more than doubling when doses of 50 mcg or more are used.


Oct 15, 2016 Issue
Third-Generation Oral Contraceptives Associated with Greater Risk of PE, Stroke, and MI [POEMs]

Although there is risk with any current oral contraceptive combination, those that contain lower doses of estrogen, and levonorgestrel instead of desogestrel or gestodene, are associated with the least risk of ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), or pulmonary embolism (PE). These safer products are older so are often less expensive.


Sep 15, 2016 Issue
AAFP Releases Position Paper on Preconception care [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has released a position paper providing evidence-based recommendations that address reproductive health care.


Mar 1, 2016 Issue
The Impact of Contraception on Lactation [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Use of hormonal contraception does not appear to shorten breastfeeding duration or negatively impact infant growth, based on inconsistent evidence of moderate quality. It is unclear if hormonal contraception negatively impacts breast milk volume or composition. Overall, there was limited evidence re...


Dec 1, 2015 Issue
The Potential Impact of Over-the-Counter Access to Oral Contraceptives to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy [Editorials]

OTC access to oral contraceptives must be one component of a multipronged strategy aimed at improving access to all contraceptive methods to help women better plan their pregnancies using the method best for them. The efforts by professional societies to articulate the safety and effectiveness of OT...


May 1, 2015 Issue
Provision of Contraception: Key Recommendations from the CDC [Article]

Review the CDC’s comprehensive recommendations on providing family planning services, including how to help patients choose the most effective and appropriate contraceptive method.


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