Postpartum Contraception: Now, Not Later

A revolution. That is what we may be seeing in postpartum services, and in particular postpartum contraceptive services. Why are we even worried about contraception during hospitalization? Don’t women qualify for IUDs and implants as outpatients when they return for postpartum care? Don’t the product labels for all the IUDs and the implants specifically say that method initiation should be delayed? Won’t the progestogens in most of the methods reduce milk letdown and interfere with breastfeeding success?

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Reproductive tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, ...

RTI, STI, STD, or even the old “VD”—do these terms mean the same thing, or does each refer to something a little different? In health care, science, and communication, we need to be on the same page, so to speak, in defining what it is we are talking about.

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Are we practicing what we preach?

Do we, as reproductive health care providers, follow our own informed counsel as we hope our patients do? Or do we suffer from similar human vulnerabilities, such as “heat of the moment” temptations or hopeful trust in statistical odds of avoiding consequences? A recent study we undertook gives insight into that question.

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The Book
Now in its 20th edition, this well-known text with more than 2 million copies in print has been the leading family planning... Read more
Covering the most important advances in women’s health and contraception, Contraceptive Technology is designed for health professionals just like you. Chaired by Dr. Robert Hatcher, the conference faculty includes the authors of the well-known reference text Contraceptive Technology, and other nationally known reproductive health experts. Conference topics include: new and future methods of contraception, sexuality issues, recurrent vaginitis, case studies, adolescent health, STD treatment, flexible OC management and much more.

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The “Contraceptive Technology” conferences will help you synthesize the data and translate the evidence into clinical “pearls” you can put directly into practice. With an array of Preconferences delving into selected specialty areas of interest, plenary sessions focusing on the “hottest” topics, a thought-provoking luncheon presentation, and 30 dynamic, interactive Concurrent Sessions, including hands-on workshops…this conference is certain to improve your clinical practice and expand your network of colleagues. Read more