Contraceptive Technologies: Looking Ahead to New Approaches to Increase Options for Family Planning

Abstract With persistently high global rates of unintended pregnancy and contraceptive nonuse, non-adherence and discontinuation, new contraceptive methods must address the needs of women and men who seek alternatives to their current options. Methods under development aim to reduce potential side effects, improve access and ease of use, ensure safety, increase secondary benefits associated with […]

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resources / American Journal of Preventative Medicine

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception, Condom Use, and Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Introduction Given mixed findings regarding the relationship between long-acting reversible contraception and condom use, this systematic review and meta-analysis synthesizes studies comparing sexually transmitted infection‒related outcomes between users of long-acting reversible contraception (intrauterine devices, implants) and users of moderately effective contraceptive methods (oral contraceptives, injectables, patches, rings). Methods MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, Global Health, CINAHL, Cochrane […]

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Leveraging the Client-Provider Interaction to Address Contraceptive Discontinuation: A Scoping Review of the Evidence That Links Them

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This article was written by Kendal Danna, Alexandra Angel, Jamee Kuznicki, Laetitia Lemoine, Klaira Lerma and Amanda Kalamar and published in Global Health: Science and Practice. Abstract Despite considerable investment and effort, unmet need for contraception remains an obstacle to improved family planning outcomes. One influencing factor is the frequency of contraceptive discontinuation among users who desire to prevent pregnancy, often […]

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