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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The purpose of this study was to describe the general knowledge of and choices for postpartum contraception in a population of pregnant teens.
[8.] Sebastian MP, Khan ME, Kumari K, Idnani R (2012) Increasing postpartum contraception in rural India: evaluation of a community based behavior change communication intervention.
Savage suggested that physician champions are responsible, at least in part, for a significant increase in prenatal documentation for any form of postpartum contraception. Such written plans in the prenatal records increased 13.5-fold between 2006 and 2009.
One particularly interactive and fun session is that which focuses on postpartum contraception. Large, laminated cards bear the names of all methods of contraception, including hormonal and non-hormonal methods.
Most importantly, it can also identify weaknesses in training, equipment, and supplies and contribute to improving the health of the population through the provision of effective postpartum contraception.
In this respect, Population Council conducted a stakeholder mapping exercise in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa namely Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal to determine the program and policy contexts as well as in-country level of interest for the progesterone vaginal ring (PVR) as a new method for postpartum contraception.
([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).
(23.) Population Council, Increasing postpartum contraception in rural Uttar Pradesh: implications for behavior change communication, Policy Brief, New Delhi: Population Council, 2010, No.
Those randomized to the intervention group received a phone call at 4 weeks post partum from a study staff member, who readdressed the importance of postpartum contraception, answered basic questions about contraception, and encouraged the woman to attend her postpartum visit.
Another 20% reported using moderately effective methods (such as condoms) and 6% reported using less effective methods (such as the rhythm method, sponge, or diaphragm), while 12% reported no postpartum contraception.
Use of postpartum contraception * among women aged 15-44 years who recently had a live birth and were at risk for unintended pregnancy, ([dagger]) by selected states where mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission might be possible and data were available--Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System and Maternal Infant and Health Assessment, ([section]) 2013 Highly effective, reversible (LARC) ([paragraph]) State Unweighted no.
Although the six-week check-up is the visit designated for discussion of postpartum contraception, a minority of women actually return to health centers for this appointment.