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Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Mar;88(3):295-9. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2013.01.007. Epub 2013 Feb 27.

Current issues in contraception.

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Division of Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.


Contraceptive management in women should take into account patient lifestyle and coexisting medical issues as well as method safety, efficacy, and noncontraceptive benefits. This review focuses on common and timely issues related to contraception encountered in clinical practice, including migraine headaches and associated risk of ischemic stroke, the use of combined hormonal contraception along with citalopram and escitalopram, contraceptive efficacy and safety in the setting of obesity, contraceptives for treatment of menorrhagia, the association of intrauterine contraception and decreased risk of cervical cancer, and the association of venous thromboembolism and combined hormonal contraception. Recent trends supporting the use of long-acting reversible contraception are also reviewed.

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