More teens report having used emergency contraception than ever before, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Since 2002, the rate of use jumped nearly three-fold. In that year, only 8% of sexually active female teens reported having used EC at least once. Compare that figure with the 14% reporting EC use at least one time in 2006-2010 and the 22% reporting use in 2011-2013.
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.
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