contraceptive effectiveness

contraceptive effectiveness

the effectiveness of a method of contraception in preventing pregnancy. For clinical purposes it combines the theoretic effectiveness of the device, medication, or method and the use effectiveness. It is sometimes represented as a percentage but more accurately as the number of pregnancies per 100 woman-years. The average pregnancy rate for a couple who are sexually active and do not use contraceptives is equivalent to 85 pregnancies per 100 woman-years. A contraceptive method that results in a pregnancy rate of fewer than 10 pregnancies per 100 woman-years is considered highly effective. See also pregnancy rate, woman-year.
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28] Training in this and other instances have included orientation to tools such as procedural checklists, contraceptive effectiveness charts, clinical case discussions, practical training with anatomical models and audiovisual materials.
First, although contraceptive effectiveness is dependent on both consistent and correct use, particularly for the least effective methods, neither of these attributes was measured through PRAMS questions.
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Patient choice, contraceptive effectiveness, and medical eligibility all need to be incorporated into the contraceptive counseling for reproductive-age women who have cancer or are in remission.
Comparative contraceptive effectiveness of levonorgestrel-releasing and copper intrauterine devices: the European Active Surveillance Study for Intrauterine Devices.
The results of this study contribute to further expanding the knowledge of contraceptive effectiveness and attitudes about contraception among teens.
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I quote from the package insert of ParaGard, an IUD containing copper: "The contraceptive effectiveness of ParaGard is enhanced by copper continuously released into the uterine cavity.
Contraceptive effectiveness as a benefit of OCs was stated only in the user group.
Their contraceptive effectiveness is low, hence additional methods of contraception is needed when they are used.
RISUG has proven its contraceptive effectiveness with men studied for the past 25 years in India, and animal studies prove fertility can be restored with an injection of another chemical that cleanses the contraceptive substance.