Contraception

Authored by: Sadia Haider

Lifestyle Medicine

Print publication date:  March  2013
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9781439845424
eBook ISBN: 9781315099248
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b13781-84

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Abstract

The ability to plan and control reproduction is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Contraceptive success requires an understanding of the efficacy of each method, the risks and benefits associated with each method, and matching the method to the individual needs of each woman. Despite an apparent myriad of choices, unintended pregnancy remains a public health challenge in the United States. The goal of this chapter is to assist clinicians in informing women about their contraceptive options, reviewing the risks, benefits, and efficacy of these methods while helping women choose a method that will be highly efficacious for them and their unique lifestyle thus.

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