New decisions mean emergency contraception will soon be available over-the-counter to women of all ages. While we celebrate this victory, we should also be using it as an opportunity to remind young people that there are much better ways to prevent pregnancy.
Now is the time to embrace the development of new health technologies that could provide simultaneous protection for the multiple health risks many women face.
By preventing unintended pregnancies, contraception provides significant health, social, and economic benefits for women. But correct and consistent contraceptive use is critical.
Imperfect contraceptive use has often been positioned as a failure on the part of patients. But it could equally be viewed as a predictable consequence of women not being supported in choosing the best method for them.
The copper IUD, known as Paragard in the US, is an overlooked option which offers a number of benefits over EC pills.
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A new contraceptive intrauterine system (IUS), Skyla, will be added to the array of options a woman can choose from to prevent pregnancy.
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Doctors cannot restrict the treatments they mention to only those that they themselves offer. And yet this is what often happens with emergency contraception. Women are not told about the most effective option.
I just had the quite bizarre experience of getting pregnant. Bizarre because for the last two and a half years, I’ve had the Paraguard IUD – as effective as tying your tubes, they tell me. Then one day my period doesn’t come. My breasts are swollen, my back aches, and I have the crazy thought that this feels like pregnancy. And, it is.