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Published Online: 10 December 2018

Contraception Update: Extended Use of Long Acting Methods, Hormonal Contraception Risks, and Over the Counter Access

Publication: Journal of Women's Health
Volume 27, Issue Number 12


The clinical update serves as a brief review of recently published, high-impact, and potentially practice changing journal articles summarized for our readers. Topics include menopause, sexual dysfunction, breast health, contraception, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. For this clinical update, we reviewed both reproductive and general medical journals for clinically relevant publications related to the use of contraceptive methods. We have chosen to highlight articles examining the extended use of highly effective (long-acting) methods, complications of implants, risks associated with oral combined hormonal contraceptives, and the availability of over the counter contraception.

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cover image Journal of Women's Health
Journal of Women's Health
Volume 27Issue Number 12December 2018
Pages: 1437 - 1440
PubMed: 30300076


Published online: 10 December 2018
Published in print: December 2018
Published ahead of print: 6 October 2018


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Pelin Batur [email protected]
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.
Sabrina Sikka
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
Megan McNamara
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.
Department of Medicine, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.


Address correspondence to: Pelin Batur, MD, NCMP, CCD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, A80, Cleveland, OH 44195 [email protected]

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