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    Family Planning and Contraception

    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 two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Complications and Special Situations
    Jan 15, 2022 Is the Use of Hormonal Contraception Associated With Suicide and Suicide Attempts? [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Sep 01, 2018 Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Difficult Insertions and Removals   Alg
    Apr 01, 2017 Preventing Unintended Adolescent Pregnancy [Cochrane for Clinicians]   Tool
    Nov 01, 2016 The Risk of MI and Ischemic Stroke with Combined Oral Contraceptives [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Mar 01, 2016 The Impact of Contraception on Lactation [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Mar 01, 2015 Risk of Venous Thromboembolism with Use of Combined Oral Contraceptives [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jun 01, 2013 Contraceptive Education for Women After Childbirth [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Dec 01, 2012 The Effects of Combination Contraceptives on Weight [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Dec 15, 2011 CDC Updates Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in the Postpartum Period [Practice Guidelines]
    Dec 15, 2010 Managing Adverse Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2010 Contraception Choices in Women with Underlying Medical Conditions
    Sep 01, 2008 Effect of Antiepileptic Drugs on Oral Contraceptives [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Contraception - Hormonal

    General Guidance

    Feb 15, 2024 Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Associated With Hormonal Contraception   CME   Alg
    Sep 15, 2022 Evidence-Based Contraception: Common Questions and Answers   CME
    Mar 01, 2021 Initiating Hormonal Contraception   Alg
    Jun 01, 2017 Hormonal Contraceptives in Women Who Are Overweight or Obese [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Jan 15, 2017 CDC Updates Recommendations for Contraceptive Use [Practice Guidelines]
    Dec 01, 2016 CDC Updates Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use [Practice Guidelines]
    May 01, 2015 Provision of Contraception: Key Recommendations from the CDC   PtEd
    May 01, 2014 Progestin-Only Contraceptives: Effects on Weight [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Feb 15, 2012 Guidelines for the Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives [Practice Guidelines]
    Mar 01, 2011 Preventing Gaps When Switching Contraceptives   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2009 Same-Day Initiation of Hormonal Contraceptives [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Dec 01, 2006 Risks and Benefits of Combination Contraceptives [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Jul 01, 2006 Initiating Hormonal Contraception   Alg
    Oct 01, 2005 Combined Oral Contraceptives for Mothers Who Are Breastfeeding [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

    Specific Contraceptives

    Jan 15, 2024 Norgestrel 0.075 mg (Opill) for Contraception [STEPS]
    May 15, 2020 Segesterone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring (Annovera) for Contraception [STEPS]
    Aug 01, 2018 Treatment Duration for Etonogestrel Implant [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Jan 01, 2011 Copper Intrauterine Device vs. Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate for Contraception [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jan 15, 2008 Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol (Lybrel) for Continuous Contraception [STEPS]
    May 15, 2006 Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System (Mirena) for Contraception [STEPS]
    Apr 15, 2005 Ethinyl Estradiol/Levonorgestrel (Seasonale) for Oral Contraception [STEPS]
    Contraception - Non-hormonal
    May 15, 2021 Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, and Potassium Bitartrate (Phexxi) Vaginal Gel for Contraception [STEPS]
    Jan 15, 2020 Pain Medications Before IUD Placement [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Mar 15, 2014 Intrauterine Devices: An Update   PtEd
    Dec 01, 2013 Common Questions About Vasectomy   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2012 Natural Family Planning   PtEd
    Jun 15, 2012 Advantages of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy Technique [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Jan 01, 2005 Insertion and Removal of Intrauterine Devices
    Jan 01, 2004 Diaphragm Fitting   PtEd
    Contraception - Emergency
    Jun 01, 2020 Emergency Contraception: Safety and Effectiveness [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Apr 01, 2014 An Update on Emergency Contraception   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2012 Ulipristal (Ella) for Emergency Contraception [STEPS]
    Nov 15, 2010 ACOG Recommendations on Emergency Contraception [Practice Guidelines]
    Sep 01, 2007 Advance Provision for Emergency Oral Contraception [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jun 15, 2023 Infertility: Evaluation and Management   CME   Alg   PtEd
    May 01, 2019 Aromatase Inhibitors Such as Letrozole (Femara) vs. Clomiphene (Clomid) for Subfertile Women with PCOS [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Oct 15, 2015 Natural Procreative Technology for Treating Infertility [Letters to the Editor]
    Jan 01, 2006 IVF Therapy for Unexplained Infertility [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Preconception Care
    Dec 15, 2023 Preconception Counseling and Care   CME
    Jul 15, 2019 Interpregnancy Care: Guidelines from ACOG and SMFM [Practice Guidelines]
    Oct 15, 2017 Preconception Care Is Primary Care: A Call to Action [Editorials]
    May 15, 2017 Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Dec 01, 2006 CDC Releases Guidelines on Improving Preconception Health Care [Practice Guidelines]
    Editorials and Letters
    Jun 15, 2023 Addressing Disparities in Infertility Care [Editorials]   FREE
    Sep 15, 2022 Contraception Recommendations: Updates for the Busy Clinician [Editorials]   FREE
    Jan 01, 2018 Immediate Postpartum LARC: An Underused Contraceptive Option [Editorials]
    Dec 01, 2015 The Potential Impact of Over-the-Counter Access to Oral Contraceptives to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy [Editorials]
    Mar 15, 2014 Optimal Use of IUDs: Why Aren't We There Yet? [Editorials]
    Nov 15, 2013 Case Report: Risk of Uterine Perforation from IUDs Is Greatest During Postpartum Period [Letters to the Editor]
    Jul 01, 2011 Responses to Article Regarding Contraception Choices in Women [Letters to the Editor]
    Feb 01, 2009 Preconception Care Should Be Vital Issue for Both Sexes [Letters to the Editor]
    Jul 01, 2006 Physical Examination Before Initiating Hormonal Contraception: What Is Necessary? [Editorials]
    Jul 01, 2005 Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Emergency Contraception [Letters to the Editor]
    Nov 15, 2000 Informed Consent and Emergency Contraception [Editorials]
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Jun 15, 2023 Infertility [Information from Your Family Doctor]   FREE
    May 01, 2015 Birth Control: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Apr 01, 2014 Emergency Contraception [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2012 Natural Family Planning [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2012 Natural Family Planning   PtEd
    Dec 15, 2010 Side Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Dec 15, 2006 Vasectomy: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Other AFP Content
    Mar 01, 2003 Do I Get to Decide Who Should Have a Baby? [Curbside Consultation]

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