Researchers with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are examining a new drug delivery system that uses dolutegravir, an established HIV drug, in a potential longacting treatment and prevention system. The system has been tested in animal models.
Immediate postpartum placement offers safe, effective birth control
May 25, 2018
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recognizes immediate postpartum placement of either the intrauterine device or the contraceptive implant as a best practice because of the long-acting reversible contraceptive methods’ role in preventing rapid repeat and unintended pregnancy
Four-hour training session affects providers’ attitudes, knowledge, and practices
April 26, 2018
Research from the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America indicates that a four-hour training intervention can significantly affect the likelihood that healthcare providers will integrate long-acting reversible contraceptives into their clinical care.
An international study found that continued use of an etonogestrel contraceptive implant for up to five years, two years longer than the current labeling approval, did not increase the risk of pregnancy.
The contraceptive implant Nexplanon (Merck, Whitehouse Station, NJ) offers top-tier effectiveness against unintended pregnancy. How can you identify appropriate candidates, present counseling tips on the contraceptive and noncontraceptive benefits, and recognize and treat side effects and rare complications?
An initial analysis of data conducted by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that hormonal intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants remain highly effective one year beyond their approved duration of use.
In this prospective cohort study, perceived weight gain was found to be an adequate predictor of actual weight gain. Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate and the contraceptive implant were associated with more weight gain than the copper IUD.