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Low-dose levonorgestrel IUDs are safe and effective in preventing pregnancy,and their use could be expanded among women who have not yet had children.
Microchips and Wireless Birth Control?
A novel birth control option is in the works, and it’s in the form of a microchip that, when implanted, could work for up to 16 years. The future is now, folks.
Pelvic Exams Have Value: Does Skipping Them Put Women at Risk?
The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends against pelvic exams in asymptomatic, nonpregnant, adult women. Some say this is faulty logic. What say you?
Corporations Have Religion Now?
The Supreme Court justices insist that their decision for Hobby Lobby is limited and narrow in scope. Find out why gynecologist Deborah Ottenheimer, MD, doesn't buy it.
Correcting Anemia From Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Can Improve QOL
Treating anemia early with iron replacement therapy can significantly improve quality of life in women with heavy menstrual bleeding, new research finds.
US Supreme Court Decision Fails Women: Ginsburg’s Dissent
Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to offer contraceptives to their employees. If you’re mad, you’re not alone. Read what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to say.
Consider Glaucoma Risk Before Prescribing Birth Control Pills
Long-term use of birth control pills has been linked to an increased risk of glaucoma. Do you consider glaucoma risk before prescribing hormonal contraception?
Uterine Perforation Rates for Levonorgestrel and Copper IUDs
A second-prize paper presented at ACOG 2014 evaluates the risk of uterine perforation for levonorgestrel IUDs and copper IUDs and reports an unexpected finding.
VIDEO: Trapped IUD Extracted via Laparoscopy
This video demonstrates a case in which an intrauterine device (IUD) IUD was trapped--not in the uterine cavity and not outside the uterine wall, but within the muscle of the uterus. It was extracted under laparoscopic guidance.
Video: Postpartum IUD Compliance: Do Demographic Factors Matter?
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.
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