Hormonal Contraception Update

David, Paru S.; Boatwright, Elizabeth A.; Tozer, Beverly S.; Verma, Deepa P.; Blair, Janis E.; Mayer, Anita P.; Files, Julia A.
July 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2006, Vol. 81 Issue 7, p949
Academic Journal
Unintended pregnancy continues to be a serious public health issue in the United States. Of the 3 million unplanned pregnancies per year, 60% occur in women using some form of contraception. Educating and helping women choose a contraceptive agent that best suits their needs will improve compliance and contraceptive efficacy. A multitude of new contraceptive agents are now available. We review new hormonal contraceptive options and discuss newer oral agents, extended-cycle contraception, and innovative delivery methods.


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