6 new things to know about contraceptive guidance

As clinical practice in contraception evolves, here are six new pieces of clinical information to help you deliver effective contraceptive care to your patients:

  1. Progestogen-only (PO) contraception (etonogestrel implant, hormonal IUD, depot injection and PO pills) are now MEC 2, rather than MEC 3 for SLE with positive antiphospholipid antibodies. Check out contraceptive options for other new MEC categories including rheumatoid arthritis, bariatric surgery, atrial fibrillation and cardiomyopathy.
  2. There are three main methods of emergency contraception: insertion of a copper IUD and two S3 over

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