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Online Medical Abortion Service Effective and Safe

Do Women Really Need to Wait That Long?

Reassuring news on depression and OC use

PMDD: Genetic clues may lead to improved treatment

Breast cancer risk when there is a family history

Body weight link to breast and endometrial cancers (and 11 others)

Family Planning in 2017 and Beyond

Make Me Cry: Depression Link (Again)?

Managing implant users’ bleeding and spotting

Zika: Updated guidance for providers

Pharmacist-prescribed contraceptives

Hot off the press! 2016 MEC and SPR

Zika virus fears prompt increased request for abortion in nations outlawing abortions

Opioid use epidemic among reproductive-age women

Good news on the family planning home front!

War Against Planned Parenthood Hurts Women

Win-win for both treatment and prevention

Center of the Storm

Ambivalence

Menopause, mood, mental acuity, and hormone therapy

Emergency contraception for teens

Postpartum Contraception: Now, Not Later

Reproductive tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, or sexually transmitted diseases: “a rose by any other name…”

Are we practicing what we preach?

Be alert to VTE in hormonal contraceptive users

LARC among teens increased 15-fold, but not enough

Brain cancer and hormonal contraception

Free tools: Easy access to the US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

Alcohol consumption when pregnancy is unwanted or unintended

Latest Data on Contraceptive Use in the United States

LateBreaker sampler from Contraceptive Technology conference

Emergency Contraceptive Pill Efficacy and BMI/Body Weight

Handout on Unintended Pregnancy and Contraceptive Choice

Ask About Withdrawal (Really!)

Rules to Practice By: Safety First and Cleanliness is Close to. . .

What’s Vanity Fair Got Against the NuvaRing?

Promising New Treatment for Hepatitis C

Numbers matter, so make them simple for patients

The Recession’s Effect on Unintended Pregnancies

Lessons Learned from the Contraceptive CHOICE Project: The Hull LARC Initiative

Applying the “New” Cervical Cytology Guidelines in Your Practice

Acute Excessive Uterine Bleeding: New Management Strategies

Medical indications for IUD use in teens

Whatever happened to PID?

Update on Emergency Contraception

Contraceptivetechnology.com New and Improved

Contraceptivetechnology.com New and Improved
September 2013

We welcome you to our new website. Our key feature is a monthly LateBreaker examining the evidence and analyzing the conflicting reports on one of the challenging dilemmas you face in your everyday practice. These LateBreaker bulletins are an extension of our favorite session at our conferences, when our panel reports on a dozen topics too new to publish in the conference schedule.

Each month we also highlight a clinical pearl, taken from the pages of our reference textbook Contraceptive Technology. We summarize with a simple sentence or two, give brief foundational support, and tell you the page to turn to in our book if you want to read more.

For quick reference, click on the Resources tab. You can scroll through the pages of color photos of available hormonal pills. You can also find a user-friendly table on contraceptive efficacy, one you can share with your patients, who will find it easily understandable. From the pages of Contraceptive Technology, a listing of helpful phone numbers and websites for you and your patients covers a wide array of resources. We will add more over time, so keep checking.

If you are interested, check out our Contraceptive Technology conferences—three per year: East Coast, West Coast, and Atlanta. Click on the link or access the latest agenda of presentations at www.contemporaryforums.com. On that site, for a modest fee, you can also view any of dozens of presentations given at our recent conferences.

Copies of the 20th edition of Contraceptive Technology are available through the links on this site. If you wish to purchase multiple copies at discount prices, contact the publisher directly through the link provided on the Book tab.

Our mission is to produce and disseminate high quality, timely, and practical educational, reference, and training materials on contraceptive technology and reproductive health. We thank the talented clinicians and researchers who contribute to our conferences and book. And we are immensely grateful to our attendees and readers, whose work makes families healthier and sex safer.

Deborah Kowal, MA, PA, President & CEO, Contraceptive Technology Communications, Inc.