postpartum contraception


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postpartum contraception

The use of hormone therapies or mechanical means of contraception after delivery.

Patient care

Women who have no risk factors for blood clotting may safely begin or resume hormonal contraception 21 days after delivery. Women who have risk factors for venous thromboembolism (such as a prior blood clot in the legs, pelvis or lungs, age over 35 years, cardiomyopathy, a history of smoking, postpartum hemorrhage, or cesarean delivery should delay hormonal contraception for at least 42 days.

See also: contraception
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Nineteen women used lactational amenorrhea for postpartum contraception and were grouped under hormonal methods because the method controls reproduction naturally through the physiology of lactation; is highly effective if used correctly; and, in this sample, constitutes too small a proportion of use to be analyzed independently (source: Berens P, Labbok M and The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, ABM Clinical Protocol #13, contraception during breastfeeding, revised 2015, Breastfeeding Medicine, 2015, 10(1)3-12).
The purpose of this study was to describe the general knowledge of and choices for postpartum contraception in a population of pregnant teens.
She and her colleagues plan to continue emphasizing the importance of prenatal plans for postpartum contraception based on these findings, Dr.
The data collection form that was used included number of vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections performed monthly at each hospital, number of postpartum counseling sessions, number of women who agreed to use effective postpartum contraception before hospital discharge, and details about the effective contraceptive method chosen after counseling.
We hypothesize that because of the problems related to postpartum contraception, a higher number of unintended pregnancies occur during the early months postpartum than later after delivery, and that this leads to a higher abortion rate.
dagger] [dagger] [dagger]) Strategies for increasing access to postpartum contraception among parenting teens include provision of youth-friendly services that address adolescent confidentiality concerns, adequate client-centered counseling, and increased provider and consumer awareness of the full range of contraceptive methods (9).
Population Council, Increasing postpartum contraception in rural Uttar Pradesh: implications for behavior change communication, Policy Brief, New Delhi: Population Council, 2010, No.
Another gap identified was the limitation in quality and availability of written informational materials about postpartum contraception for patients.
The results underscore the importance of finding new and inventive ways of providing postpartum contraception, Dr.
Highly effective postpartum contraception use by age ranged from a low of 53% among women aged 35 and older to a high of 73% among women younger than 20 years.
2% reported using postpartum contraception after the most recent birth.