Learn how to prescribe the correct contraceptive to a patient after assessing their previous medical history. In this activity, Dr. Batur reviews the available contraception methods including the newest options on the market. This activity also discusses practice recommendations for contraceptive use along with safety concerns associated with each class of contraceptives.
Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) provides patients with an excellent way to prevent pregnancy. There are many benefits to these methods, including limited patient responsibility for adherence, high efficacy at pregnancy prevention and long duration of action. In addition, there are many non-contraceptive indications for the use of LARC that can help manage conditions seen by primary care physicians. Increasingly, national organizations are recommending LARC as first line contraception for adolescents and adults. Identification of candidates for LARC, appropriate counseling and timely referrals can help patients obtain contraception and decrease unintended pregnancies.
In this activity, Dr. Batur from The Cleveland Clinic describes how to identify and evaluate risks associated with hormonal and oral contraceptives. Three different cases demonstrate how to assess VTE and cardiovascular risk factors and the best approach to take when prescribing contraceptives to treat premenstrual migraines in patients on contraceptives.
Patients interested in contraceptives can now select from a wide array of effective methods. This lecture will provide an overview of commonly-prescribed reversible contraceptive methods and current issues pertaining to their use.
Join us as we discuss decision aids used to assess contraceptive knowledge and intentions that can be easily incorporated in primary care practice.