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  • The Clinical practice handbook for safe abortion care is intended to facilitate the practical application of the clinical recommendations from the second edition of Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems (World Health Organization [WHO] 2012). While legal, regulatory, policy and service-delivery contexts may vary from country to country, the recommendations and best practices described in both of these documents aim to enable evidence-based decision-making with respect to safe abortion care.
  • Now more than ever there is a need for youth to learn about and use contraception consistently and effectively. Contraception for Adolescent and Young Adult Womenis a valuable resource for gynecologists and primary care practitioners who are on the front lines when it comes to discussing, recommending, and prescribing contraceptive options to adolescent and young adult women. The book is filled with evidence-based information presented in an easy-to-access format, ideal for the busy clinician who needs information at his or her fingertips. The first chapter answers the question 'why is contraception important in this population?' and outlines the basics of the initial clinical visit. The book continues by covering each method of contraception currently available, and concludes with a survey of special issues pertinent to young women. In its entirety, the content lays the groundwork for helping providers improve clinical practice in contraceptive care, tailored to the unique needs of young women. This book serves as an excellent reference for family physicians, adolescent medicine physicians, gynecologists, and anyone who wishes to learn and implement best contraceptive counseling and provision practices.
  • Women with chronic medical problems are at higher risk for complications during pregnancy and, therefore, they are especially in need of appropriate preconception and contraception care. Furthermore, many women with chronic medical problems do not obtain adequate preconception and contraception care. Despite published guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a substantial gap in medical practice regarding the use of contraception in women with co-existing medical problems. Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient fills the gap that currently exists in the knowledge of correct contraceptive prescribing practice and shows that inappropriate contraindications can easily become a barrier to effective contraception use among women. Chapters highlight obsolete views about appropriate candidates for contraception and address the complex contraceptive needs of today's medically challenging patients with HIV/AIDS, uterine fibroids, or cardiac, neurologic or thyroid disease. The book gives attention to recommendations on the use of contraception in women with medical problems such as diabetes, obesity, epilepsy, and lupus, among others, and provides comprehensive information regarding the effects that certain drugs may have on contraceptive hormone levels. While national guidelines do exist for contraceptive eligibility, this book discusses in more detail the evidence behind the guideline recommendations and the nuances that clinicians confront in daily practice.
  • Contraceptive overview / Donna Shoupe -- Oral contraceptives: history, pharmacology, metabolic effects, side effects, and health benefits / Donna Shoupe and Daniel R. Mishell, Jr. -- Oral contraceptives: patient screening and counseling, pill selection, and managing side effects / Donna Shoupe -- Progestin-only oral contraceptives / Donna Shoupe -- Contraceptive patch / Donna Shoupe -- Contraceptive ring / Susan A. Ballagh -- Long-acting progestin injectables: comparison of Depo-Provera with Depo-SubQ Provera 104 / Ronna Jurow and Donna Shoupe -- Contraceptive implants: introducing Implanon / Philip D. Darney -- Intrauterine devices: comparison of the Copper T intrauterine device with the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine system / Angela Y. Chen and Susie Baldwin -- Barrier contraceptives: male condoms, vaginal spermicides, and cervical barrier methods / Donna Shoupe -- Behavioral methods of contraception / Jennefer A. Russo and Anita L. Nelson -- Emergency contraceptives / Donna Shoupe -- Female tubal sterilization: traditional and research methods / Charles M. March -- Contraception for special populations: adolescents and perimenopausal women following pregnancy and during lactation / Donna Shoupe -- Choosing the optimal contraceptive method in women with medical disease / Siri L. Kjos.

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