The Handbook of Contraception 2nd Edition PDF – A Guide for Practical Management

The Handbook of Contraception 2nd Edition PDF

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Contraception is now linked with many important partners. The introduction of the LARC methods and their extremely high efficacy has propelled IUDs and implants into an ever increasing popularity and a wider population base. Closely coupled to the design, development, and introduction of new contraceptive methods has been attempts to dramatically reduce menstrual blood and associated symptoms. But possibly the most important partner has been the associated reductions in nonserious and serious medical diseases. New guidelines are educating both health care workers and their patients as to the safest methods and which methods to avoid. Contraception is now entering a new world with options for high efficiency, low safety risks, protection from many nonserious medical conditions, significant reductions in serious medical diseases, and dramatic decreases in menstrual bleeding. This Handbook is designed to interplay these many partners when considering particular clinical situations and then when considering particular contraceptives.
In Chap. 1 Crystal Goldsmith puts the emphasis on contraceptive effectiveness and frequently asked questions about effectiveness. The next chapter reviews choosing the right contraceptive for women in the general reproductive age, adolescents, perimenopausal, following pregnancy, and during lactation. This is followed by Jennefer Russo and Anita Nelson contribution, Contraception in Women with a Medical Condition.
Chapters 4 through 14 review the current methods used in the United States. Each of these chapters contains pertinent sections on category options, general overview of method, clinical effectiveness, picking the right candidate, advantages, clinical concerns, counseling tips, initiating the method [insertion or removal tips], managing side effects, and mechanisms of action. These chapters are Combination Oral Contraceptive Pills by Juliana Melo and Mitch Creinin; Progestin-Only Contraceptives by Regina Renner and Alison Edelman; Transdermal Contraceptive Delivery Systems by Intira Sriprasert and David Archer; Contraceptive Ring by Katharine Simmons and Jeffery Jensen; Progestin Injectable Contraceptives by Rebecca Allen, Carrie Csiak, and Andrew Kaunitz ; Implantable Contraception by Philip Darney and Valerie French; Intrauterine Contraception by Tanya Ohly and Dr. Westhoff; Intrauterine Contraception: Comparison of the Copper T intrauterine Device with the levonorgestrel intrauterine system; Barrier Contraceptives by Jennefer Russo and Anita Nelson; Emergency Contraceptives by Melissa Natavio; Female Tubal Sterilization by Charlie March; Behavior Methods of Contraception by Anna Alshuler and Paul Blumenthal.
The final chapter is Controversies by Lee Shulman and Jessica Kiley. As they state “Few areas of medical care are fraught with controversy as female contraception.” Controversies continue today throughout the world and affect politics, religious beliefs, insurance reimbursement, access, lifestyle, and personal freedoms. The objective of this Handbook is to support the new emerging world for contraception that hopefully will be less plagued by controversy and more recognized for effectiveness, safety, and for their beneficial impact on women’s health. This is a world where the highly effective methods can be used safely in large numbers of women. This is the world where contraceptives are widely appreciated for their contraceptive and noncontraceptive benefits, particularly for their impact on serious medical conditions. This is a world where access to contraceptives is highly desirable. This is a world where continued research and education make this world, over time, even better. The good news is that this world is emerging.

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