What is your favorite recommendation for birth control for women with migraines? For women who are breastfeeding? For women with a history of pelvic inflammatory disease? For women with obesity? Deciding on the perfect contraceptive recommendation for each of these clinical scenarios can be difficult. Contraception is a personal choice for every woman. However, in certain situations, medical comorbidities or unique situations may skew a physician's recommendations towards certain options. This week I harness the fun power of Twitter polls to find your favorite recommendations for each of the above clinical scenarios, paired with some useful factoids about each situation.
In addition to celebrating the wonders of leftover Thanksgiving dinner (how is it possible everything tastes even better 4 days later?), this week was marked by some excellent Women's Health articles. This week's most popular health articles include: ultrasound and IUDs, the Commonwealth Fund healthcare report, ethics and ART, sales reps in the OR, and vaccination requirements.
Thinking about getting an IUD but worried about how painful getting it placed will be? Although many women find IUDs to be a great contraception option once it's in place, the process of having an IUD placed can be very uncomfortable. A new study in the July 2015 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology studied an intramuscular shot called Ketorolac (you may have heard it called "Toradol") given to women 30 minutes before the procedure.