Research roundup: November 2019 edition
We’ve searched the journals and read the practice updates to round up this month’s top research and guidelines on birth control, sexual health, abortion, STIs, and more! read the full article »How to Help People Get the Emergency Contraception (EC) Pills They Need
Barriers to accessing EC pills exist, what are they and how can you help people get the EC pills they need.
Barriers to accessing EC pills still exist, what are they and how can you help people get the EC pills they need.read the full article »Why (and how) providers should get consent in the exam room
Using the principles of explicit consent to give patients better care
From the #metoo movement to reports of sexual assault being front and center on national television with the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, consent has been making the news headlines. Health care providers have an opportunity to provide a safe space to discuss enthusiastic consent in relationships and to model it in the exam room by obtaining explicit consent from our patients prior to performing intimate exams in the office. Consent is an important component of establishing a respectful and trusting relationship with your patient—one that improves satisfaction, adherence, and ultimately, outcomes.read the full article »Is LARC a silver bullet to end unplanned pregnancy?
Experts weigh in on how many women would use IUDs and implants in the absence of barriers.
What do experts think would really happen to national LARC use if all the barriers were removed? A team of researchers at University of California, San Francisco—including me—decided to ask. read the full article »