contraception

Is Spermicide a Good Choice for Your Patient? A New Quiz

Are you a Rachel or a Monica or a Phoebe? What is your spirit animal? Is spermicide a risky choice for birth control? Just like a classic magazine personality quiz, researchers at Penn have created a simple quiz that can help women decide whether spermicide is a good contraceptive option for their specific situation. Read on to find out more!

Your Favorite Contraception Recs for Common Situations

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.

12/2 LARC, Healthcare, & Fertility Ethics: Top 5 Women's Health Articles

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.