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Don't misuse misosprostol prior to inserting IUD

Vaginal misoprostol applied prior to intrauterine device (IUD) insertion does not make the procedure go easier or lessen the patient’s pain, a Dutch study shows.

Contraception Resource Center

Ob/gyn Stat Bite: Use of ContraceptionA valuable infographic showing types of contraception used by American women of various ages, education levels, and ethnicities.
AAP weighs in on best contraceptives for teens
AAP weighs in on best contraceptives for teensThe American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence has issued a new policy statement that recommends the safest and most effective contraceptive options for teenagers.
Teens educated about long-acting birth control use it when cost no issue
Teens educated about long-acting birth control use it when cost no issueA large, prospective study shows that teens ages 15 to 19 will use choose and use long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) when they are educated about those methods and given them at no cost.
Some NYC pharmacists blocking Plan B sales to males
Some NYC pharmacists blocking Plan B sales to malesOne in five males were unable to buy the emergency contraceptive Plan B in several New York City pharmacies, according to a study published in the journal Contraception.
What do women want in contraceptives?
What do women want in contraceptives?What matters most to women and healthcare providers when it comes to contraceptive choices may vary dramatically, according to a recent study in Contraception.
Survey suggests that majority favor universal coverage for birth control
Survey suggests that majority favor universal coverage for birth controlAccording to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the majority of Americans support universal coverage for birth control.
Emergency contraception updateIn the nearly 40 years since the Yuzpe method was first described, options for emergency contraception—including over-the-counter availability—have expanded. Yet misunderstandings about these methods still exist.