Talking fertility awareness methods with your patients
You may have your doubts about FAM, but what if your patients want to use it?
In the last few years, one of the most ancient contraceptive methods has taken a modern turn. At last count, there are over 200 fertility awareness method (FAM) mobile applications (“apps”) for measuring, monitoring, and tracking women’s cycles. Before we dive into the apps, here’s an oh-so-brief overview of FAM.read the full article »Starting birth control after using ‘ella’ for EC
Here’s what you need to know to help your patients balance risks and uncertainties related to starting hormonal birth control after ella.
In March 2015, the FDA changed the label for one brand of emergency contraception (EC)—ulipristal acetate (UPA), sold as ella. The new label warned against starting a hormonal birth control method within 5 days of taking UPA. Why the change, and what does this mean for your practice?read the full article »Misinformed: What do pharmacy staff say about emergency contraception?
Do you know what info your patients are getting about EC?
Many patients head straight to the pharmacy when they need EC. It’s convenient and may be more affordable for them, depending on their health care coverage. So what do we know about women’s ability to access EC at pharmacies?read the full article »Deciding on emergency contraception
How do we help our patients make the best decision they can for their emergency contraception?
How do we help our patients make the best decision they can for their emergency contraception (EC)?read the full article »