More than ever, women can choose from a vast array of contraceptive options to find a method that suits their medical and lifestyle needs. Proper selection has the potential to improve efficacy by ensuring correct and consistent use and to optimize patient satisfaction. Clinicians can empower their patients by providing them with the knowledge they need to understand their options.
Extended regimen oral contraceptives (OCs) are a relatively recent addition to the contraceptive armamentarium, and many women who wish to reduce or eliminate their withdrawal bleed are asking about them. Lee Shulman, MD, and Anne Moore, MSN, ANP, recently discussed the common questions that patients and providers have about these regimens
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This supplement to Sexuality, Reproduction and Menopause is supported by a grant from Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Content has been edited and peer reviewed by Sexuality, Reproduction and Menopause.