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?
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.
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.
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