Substance use disorder: contraceptive options counseling
Reproductive health care providers are highly likely to encounter patients who misuse substances such as opioids, alcohol, cannabis, and methamphetamines. In 2019, about 7.2 million women reported a substance abuse disorder, largely concerning alcohol use. What about the opioid crisis that has been developed over the years? In that 2019 survey, about 5 million women reported misusing opioids, with about
Dec / 2021
What’s New in Contraception?
By: Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH Professor Emeritus, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine During the last week of September 2021, 500 participants in the Contraceptive Technology virtual conference learned about three new contraceptives that I want to tell you about. The Progestin-only Pill providing 4mg of Drospirenone As of early October 2021, the most important
Oct / 2021
Biologic sexism of STIs
On any given day, 1 in 5 people has a sexually transmitted infection. It is not unlikely that one of the infected will be seeing you for treatment. Most RTIs exhibit a “biological sexism,” say Jeanne Marrazzo and Ina Park. Women are more likely than men to acquire RTIs, due to the transmission dynamics during an act of vaginal
Aug / 2021
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Contraceptive Technology Conference
The 2022 Contraceptive Technology Conference offers an extensive range of dynamic presentations and interactive clinical workshops. The virtual format-- unconstrained by geography-- brings together an impressive faculty of international experts. This conference places a premium on providing attendees with practical best practices and solutions to challenging clinical dilemmas. It is the premier conference in the U.S. in the field and offers a unique opportunity to engage with an array of stakeholders and leaders working in contraceptive technology, sexual health, and reproductive health.