Hormonal contraception update

Paru S. David, Elizabeth A. Boatwright, Beverly S. Tozer, Deepa P. Verma, Janis E. Blair, Anita P. Mayer, Julia A. Files

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Unintended pregnancy continues to be a serious public Stealth 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-955
Number of pages7
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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