Opioid use epidemic among reproductive-age women

The opioid epidemic in the United States strikes the population at large and, of specific interest to family planning providers, reproductive-age women. Overdoses have led to a death rate that has been rising faster than the death rate from other causes of death, affecting nearly every county in the nation. In addition to the risk of overdose, opioids lead to an array of birth defects when taken by pregnant women.

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Good news on the family planning ...

For so long, we have heard that half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. The good news is that the statement may no longer hold true. In the most recent analyses by the Guttmacher Institute, the proportion of unintended pregnancies decreased by 18%. This decrease can be seen across a broad swath of demographic groups, including the most vulnerable sub-populations of women.

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War Against Planned Parenthood Hurts Women

It’s 2016, yet in the United States today, reproductive health care is being censured by State lawmakers and governors. Planned Parenthood is victim to forces that want to diminish it. The resulting fallout from reduced access to reproductive health services hurts women’s health, especially the health of poor women. A recent analysis showed that de-funding Planned Parenthood clinics was associated with a drop in number of claims for LARC methods with a corresponding increase in the number of births.

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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, medicine 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