Compared with women who do not use hormonal contraception, most women who take progestin-only contraception are not at increased risk for venous thromboembolism, according to the results of a new meta-analysis.
IUDs are a safe and effective method of contraception. Why aren't we offering them to teens?
This month, an article in a major women’s magazine reported on an “under-the-radar issue:” young women whose doctors refuse to perform tubal ligation.
Week of August 3, 2012: A beloved ob/gyn is suspended, IUD use is on the rise, and the Affordable Care Act's provisions for women kick in.
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In the largest study of its kind, researchers found increased risk for myocardial infarction and thrombotic stroke in women using combined estrogen-progestin contraceptives. However, news headlines tend to overstate the risk, and patients may have new concerns about the safety of their hormonal contraceptive.
Do age, race, or other demographics influence postpartum IUD compliance? The results of this retrospective chart review were presented at ACOG's Annual Clinical Meeting.
Typically used for long-term contraception, the intrauterine device (IUD) is also an effective emergency contraceptive if implanted after unprotected sex. Two IUDs, which are T-shaped pieces of plastic, are available in the United States.
When used under routine conditions, vaginal ring and combined oral contraceptives have similar venous thrombolism risks, according to a prospective, controlled, non-interventional cohort study.
Providers underestimate the intensity of patients’ pain during IUD insertion, and often misidentify the moment at which maximum pain occurs, according to a randomized trial of 200 women. Midlevel providers are slightly better at estimating pain intensity.