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Semin Perinatol. 2007 Dec;31(6):372-7.

Contraception for the transplant patient.

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Division of Preventive and Ambulatory Care, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. cme2109@columbia.edu

Abstract

Patients who have had an organ transplant have a need for highly effective contraception. Intrauterine devices, depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate, and implantable etonorgestrel have the highest efficacy combined with the least chance of interaction with antirejection medication regimens. Combined hormonal contraceptives and progestin-only pills are also acceptable methods for patients who do not have other contraindications to their use. Barrier method use should be advocated for any patient who is entering a new sexual relationship and as an adjunct to other methods. Consultation with a gynecologist experienced with the provision of contraceptives to medically complicated patients is advised for all women of reproductive age who have received an organ transplant.

PMID:
18063121
DOI:
10.1053/j.semperi.2007.09.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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