Birth control method evaluation

Birth control method evaluation

Copper containing intra-uterine devices versus depot progestogens for contraception

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English
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G Justus Hofmeyr
Mandisa Singata
Theresa A Lawrie
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Issue 6
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
South Africa

Reversible, longterm contraception is relied on by millions of women to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Two very common methods of pregnancy prevention are the use of a copper-containing intrauterine device (IUD) or an injection of a progestogen hormone.  We reviewed studies that compared these two highly effective methods and found the IUD to be better at preventing pregnancy  than depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). Relevant to HIV positive women are the results of one small trial that found that women using the IUD for contraception where less likely to experience a worsening of their HIV disease than those using hormonal contraception. A large, high quality study is urgently needed to shed light on these findings.

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DOI: 10.1002

Contraception & safe sex: pros and cons of the various existing methods. Excerpt from the Minuinniu Innushkuen seminar report

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English
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Paper
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Quebec Native Women Inc.
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Kahnawake, QC

Provides information on contraception methods, with a focus on the advantages and disadvantages of the various existing methods.

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BIRT.C66 2003

Facts about male condoms and the correct way to use them

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English
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The Contraception Report
Publication Date: 
2003
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Houston, TX

Introduces the male condom and the reasons to use them. Describes acquiring condoms and the different types one might encounter. Concludes by listing the correct ways to use the male condom.

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Spermicides

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English
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The Contraception Report
Publication Date: 
2002
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Houston, TX

Introduces spermicides and provides brief information regarding the different types available and their effectiveness.

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How to use the diaphragm

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English
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Online
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The Contraception Report
Publication Date: 
2002
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Houston, TX

Describes what a diaphragm is and how it works. Provides instructions on how to properly use a diaphragm. Concludes with a list or important information regarding diaphragms.

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The levonorgestrel intrauterine system

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English
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Online
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The Contraception Report
Publication Date: 
2001
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Houston, TX

Introduces the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (IUS), its history, and how the system works. Describes the effectiveness of the IUS, the possible side effects, and the benefits of the IUS.

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Birth control during perimenopause

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English
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Online
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The Contraception Report
Publication Date: 
2001
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Houston, TX

Introduces perimenopause and explains that woman still need birth control pills during this period of their lives. Provides a detailed list of the contraceptive methods available to women during perimenopause.

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Facts about progestin-only oral contraceptives

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English
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Online
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The Contraception Report
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Houston, TX

Provides an introduction to progestin-only oral contraceptives, describing what they are, how they work, and their effectiveness. Provides usage instruction, side effects and possible health risks.

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Latex allergy and contraception

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English
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Online
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The Contraception Report
Publication Date: 
1997
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Houston, TX

Provides descriptions of the female condom and the male polyurethane condom as contraceptive alternatives to latex condoms.

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Facts about injectable contraception

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English
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The Contraception Report
Publication Date: 
2003
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Houston, TX

Provides a brief introduction to injectable contraceptions. Lists and answers a few of the most common questions regarding injectable contraceptions, including possible heath risks and usage instructions.

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