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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2008 May-Jun;37(3):369-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2008.00248.x.

The latest advances in hormonal contraception.

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Maternal Child Health Department, Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA.


Millions of women each year start or continue to use some type of hormonal contraceptive method. Choosing a method may be anxiety provoking. In this article, we review some of the latest advances in and options for hormonal contraception, including extended-dose oral contraceptives, the vaginal ring, injectable methods, and emergency contraception. Nurses can facilitate women's decision making for healthy reproductive options.

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