New 13-Cycle Vaginal Contraceptive System

This new vaginal contraceptive system (Annovera) has unique features that combine to provide convenient, long lasting, rapidly reversible contraception with excellent cycle control. Developed by the Population Council, Annovera introduces a new progestational compound—segesterone acetate—which is partnered with ethynyl estradiol in sufficient quantities that one ring can be used cyclically (21/7 regimen) for up to one year (13 cycles). Women can initiate and discontinue the method themselves without any procedures or reliance on their clinician’s availability. The delivery system itself has a design that may enable other applications to be added in the future.

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The Future of Family Planning in ...

What is the future of telemedicine in family planning? What have been the financial implications of telemedicine so far? And what as been telemedicine impact on quality of care in family planning? At the September conference, Contraceptive Technology author, Michael Policar, MD, MPH, interviewed experts Alina Salganicoff, PhD, Senior Vice President and Director of Women’s Health Policy at Kaiser Family Foundation in San Francisco, and Maria I. Rodriguez, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Sciences University, Medical Director for the state of Oregon’s Title X program, and Deputy Editor of the Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group.

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New ASCCP Guidelines: Implications for FP

What is the quintessence of the recently published 2019 ASCCP Risk-Based Management Consensus Guidelines? Family planning providers, women’s health providers, and primary care providers who perform cervical cancer screening, those who perform colposcopy, and those treating pre-invasive lesions, will benefit from understanding important changes in the guidelines. This article, by Contraceptive Technology authors Michael Policar and Patty Cason, disentangles the eight most significant changes and offers perspectives on how they and be implemented into current clinical practice.

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The Book

Now available in a new 21st edition, this well-known text with more than 2 million copies in print has been the leading family planning resource... Read more

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