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FEBRUARY 2004                VOLUME 14               ISSUE NUMBER 4

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Letter From the Editor

Condoms and STD Protection: A Review

Copper Intrauterine Devices Modified for Use in Nulliparas

Oral Contraceptive Prescribing: Should Body Weight Influence Choice of Pill?

Approach to Oral Contraceptive Nuisance Side Effects

Patient Update: Tubal Sterilization for Women: 'Getting Your Tubes Tied'   [Download PDF]

CME Information


DECEMBER 2003                VOLUME 14               ISSUE NUMBER 3

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Letter From the Editor

Interpreting Study Results: A Refresher for Clinicians

Contraceptive Sponge vs The Diaphragm: Efficacy and Discontinuation Rates

Combined Hormonal Contraceptives: Effects on Body Weight

Patient Update: Facts About Injectable Contraception   [Download PDF]

CME Information


SEPTEMBER 2003                VOLUME 14               ISSUE NUMBER 2

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Letter From the Editor

Hormonal Contraception and Bone Density

Nonlatex vs Latex Condoms: An Update

Patient Update: Bone Density and Hormonal Contraception   [Download PDF]

CME Information


JUNE 2003                VOLUME 14               ISSUE NUMBER 1

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Letter From the Editor

Combined Oral Contraceptives and Migraine

Emergency Contraception: An Update

The LNG-IUS and Menorrhagia Treatment

Patient Update: Extended Oral Contraceptive Regimens: Taking the Pill for Longer Than 3 Weeks At a Time   [Download PDF]

CME Information


JANUARY 2003                VOLUME 13               ISSUE NUMBER 4

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Letter From the Editor

Frequent Daily Use of Nonoxynol-9 May Increase the Risk of HIV Infection

Contraception During Breastfeeding

Myths About Oral Contraceptives

Patient Update: Facts About Male Condoms and the Correct Way to Use Them   [Download PDF]


OCTOBER 2002                VOLUME 13               ISSUE NUMBER 3

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Letter From the Editor

Large US Study Finds No Link between Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer

Editorial

Suppression of Menstruation with Extended OC Regimens

Public Funding and Private Insurance Coverage for Contraception

Patient Update: Spermicides   [Download PDF]


JUNE 2002                VOLUME 13               ISSUE NUMBER 2

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Letter From the Editor

FDA Approves Lea's Shield®

Bioequivalence Between Brand-Name and Generic OCs

Questions and Answers

St. John's Wort and Oral Contraceptives

Patient Update: How to Use the Diaphragm   [Download PDF]


MARCH 2002                VOLUME 13               ISSUE NUMBER 1

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Letter From the Editor

Low-Dose OCs and Risk of Myocardial Infarction: A Review

New Drospirenone-Containing OC: A Review

Transdermal Contraceptive Patch: Efficacy in Heavier Women

FDA May Soon Consider New Female Sterilization Device

Questions and Answers

Patient Update: The Contraceptive Skin Patch   [Download PDF]


DECEMBER 2001                VOLUME 12               ISSUE NUMBER 6

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Letter From the Editor

Sexual Behavior and Contraception among Adolescents

Patient Update: Teens, Sex, and Contraception   [Download PDF]


OCTOBER 2001                VOLUME 12               ISSUE NUMBER 5

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Letter From the Editor

Media Scan: Prior Copper IUD Use Not Associated with Infertility among Nulligravid Women

A Special Thank You...

WHO 2000 Contraceptive Medical Eligibility Guidelines

Patient Update: The Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System   [Download PDF]


AUGUST 2001                VOLUME 12               ISSUE NUMBER 4

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Letter From the Editor

Using Oral Contraceptives to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Update: The Media and Contraception

Transdermal Contraceptive Patch Awaiting US Approval

Patient Update: Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   [Download PDF]


JUNE 2001                VOLUME 12               ISSUE NUMBER 3

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Letter From the Editor

Health Benefits of Oral Contraceptives: Update on Endometrial Cancer Protection

FDA Approves Combined Monthly Injectable Contraceptive

Combined Contraceptive Vaginal Ring Awaiting US Approval

Patient Update: Once-a-Month Injectable Contraception   [Download PDF]


MAY 2001                VOLUME 12               ISSUE NUMBER 2

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Letter From the Editor

Low-Dose OCs Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

FDA Approves Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System

Patient Update: Birth Control Pills and Prevention of Ovarian Cancer   [Download PDF]


MARCH 2001                VOLUME 12               ISSUE NUMBER 1

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Letter From the Editor

Contraception for Women in the Perimenopause

Media Scan: Risk of Breast Cancer with Oral Contraceptive Use in Women with a Family History of Breast Cancer

Patient Update: Birth Control During Perimenopause   [Download PDF]


DECEMBER 2000                VOLUME 11               ISSUE NUMBER 4

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Letter From the Editor

FDA Approval of Mifepristone: An Overview

Mifepristone: Emergency Contraception and Other Uses

Patient Update: Questions and Answers about Medical Abortion   [Download PDF]


OCTOBER 2000                VOLUME 11               ISSUE NUMBER 3

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Letter From the Editor

STD Update: Incidence Trends and New Screening Tests

Pitfalls of Screening: A Physician’s Wife Testing Positive for Gonorrhea

Menopause Counseling: Addressing Complex Issues

Patient Update: Three Sexually Transmitted Diseases Women Should Know About: Chlamydia, Human Papillomavirus, and Trichomoniasis   [Download PDF]


JULY 2000                VOLUME 11               ISSUE NUMBER 2

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Letter From the Editor

Breast Cancer: An Overview

Contraceptive Methods and Breast Cancer Risk: An Update

Media Scan: Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk

Patient Update: Facts about Breast Cancer and Hormones   [Download PDF]


MAY 2000                VOLUME 11               ISSUE NUMBER 1

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Letter From the Editor

Reproductive Health Online: Internet Resources

Contraception for Women with Diabetes

Patient Update: Contraception Information on the Internet   [Download PDF]


FEBRUARY 2000                VOLUME 10               ISSUE NUMBER 6

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Letter From the Editor

Population Growth and Family Planning: Six Billion and Beyond

Evolution and Revolution: The Past, Present, and Future of Contraception

Contraceptive Implants and Injectables: Recent Developments

Patient Update: Women and Babies Benefit from Family Planning   [Download PDF]


NOVEMBER 1999                VOLUME 10               ISSUE NUMBER 5

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Letter From the Editor

DMPA and Bone Density Loss: An Update

FDA Approves Progestin-Only Emergency Contraception

Trial Compares Polyurethane and Latex Condoms

Vasectomy and Cardiovascular Disease: An Update

Patient Update: Common Questions and Answers About Oral Contraceptives   [Download PDF]


SEPTEMBER 1999                VOLUME 10               ISSUE NUMBER 4

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Letter From the Editor

Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptives: An Update

Contraceptive Discontinuation and Restarting

Counseling Suggestions for Successful OC Use

Patient Update: Facts About Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptives   [Download PDF]


JULY 1999                VOLUME 10               ISSUE NUMBER 3

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Letter From the Editor

Using Oral Contraceptives to Treat Medical Conditions

Hormonal Contraception and Sexually Transmitted Disease

Encouraging Condom Use to Prevent Infection

Patient Update: Using Oral Contraceptives to Treat Medical Conditions   [Download PDF]


MAY 1999                VOLUME 10               ISSUE NUMBER 2

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Letter From the Editor

Understanding OC Progestins: Is "Androgenicity" Clinically Relevant?

Return of Contraceptive Sponge Expected

New Estimates of Contraceptive Failure Rates

Trends in Oral Contraceptive Prescribing: An Update

Patient Update: Oral Contraceptives and Acne   [Download PDF]


MARCH 1999                VOLUME 10               ISSUE NUMBER 1

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Letter From the Editor

Venous Thromboembolism and Combination OCs Containing Desogestrel or Gestodene: Where Are We Now?

Should First-Time OC Users Be Screened for Genetic Thrombophilia?

Understanding OC Progestins: Pharmacokinetics

Patient Update: Understanding the Pap Test   [Download PDF]


JANUARY 1999                VOLUME 9               ISSUE NUMBER 6

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Letter From the Editor

Can Oral Contraceptive Prescribing Be Evidence-Based?

Understanding Oral Contraceptive Progestins: Classification of Estranes and Gonanes

Specially-Packaged Emergency Contraception Comes to US

Levonorgestrel Alone for Emergency Contraception

Patient Update: Questions and Answers About Vasectomy   [Download PDF]


NOVEMBER 1998                VOLUME 9               ISSUE NUMBER 5

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Letter From the Editor

IUDs: Understanding their Mechanisms of Action

Timing of IUD Insertions

Endometrial and Cervical Cancer Risk May Be Lower with IUD Use

Six New IUDs Worldwide

IUD Malpractice Fears Exaggerated, but Cost a Concern for Patients

Patient Update: Modern IUDs: An Update   [Download PDF]


SEPTEMBER 1998                VOLUME 9               ISSUE NUMBER 4

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Letter From the Editor

Worldwide Perspective on IUD Use

Increasing Access to IUDs

Antibiotics Unnecessary at IUD Insertion

IUDs May Be Safe for Women with HIV Infection

Patient Update: What to Expect When Having an Intrauterine Device (IUD) Inserted   [Download PDF]


JULY 1998                VOLUME 9               ISSUE NUMBER 3

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Letter From the Editor

Oral Contraceptives and the Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction: An Update

Helping Patients Stop Smoking: A New Treatment Option

Patient Update: Smoking and Your Reproductive Health   [Download PDF]


MAY 1998                VOLUME 9               ISSUE NUMBER 2

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Letter From the Editor

What Do U.S. Women Use for Contraception?

Trends in Unintended Pregnancy

Young Women and First Intercourse

The National Survey of Family Growth - How Was It Conducted?

Patient Update: Update on Emergency Contraception Options   [Download PDF]


MARCH 1998                VOLUME 9               ISSUE NUMBER 1

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Letter From the Editor

The Costs of Unintended Pregnancy

Government Funding of Contraceptive Services

Patient Update: Emergency Contraception Options   [Download PDF]


JANUARY 1998                VOLUME 8               ISSUE NUMBER 6

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Letter From the Editor

Increasing Access to Combination Oral Contraceptives

Oral Contraceptives and Sickle Cell Disease

Headache, Migraine and Oral Contraceptives

Patient Update: Contraception During Breastfeeding   [Download PDF]


NOVEMBER 1997                VOLUME 8               ISSUE NUMBER 5

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Letter From the Editor

Oral Contraceptives and Liver Cancer

Benign Gallbladder Disease: Newer Data Suggest Little or No Excess Risk with Oral Contraceptive Use

Oral Contraceptives and Endometriosis

Case History: Use of Oral Contraceptives for Anovulatory Bleeding

Patient Update: Menstrual Bleeding Changes with Different Contraceptive Methods   [Download PDF]


SEPTEMBER 1997                VOLUME 8               ISSUE NUMBER 4

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Letter From the Editor

Reproductive Health Care for the Mentally Handicapped

Lower Risk of Mortality for Women Taking Postmenopausal Hormones

Aging Study Supports a Benefit of Estrogen Replacement Therapy in Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease in Women

Patient Update: Questions and Answers about Your First Pelvic Exam   [Download PDF]


JULY 1997                VOLUME 8               ISSUE NUMBER 3

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Letter From the Editor

Reproductive Health Issues for Adolescents

Questions and Answers

Patient Update: The Truth About Contraceptive Implants   [Download PDF]


MAY 1997                VOLUME 8               ISSUE NUMBER 2

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Letter From the Editor

Health Benefits of Oral Contraceptives

Emergency Contraception Options: Safety, Efficacy and Availability

Patient Update: Health Benefits of Oral Contraceptives   [Download PDF]


MARCH 1997                VOLUME 8               ISSUE NUMBER 1

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Letter From the Editor

The Search for Microbicides to Prevent STDs

Future Barrier Methods

Update: Latex Allergy

Patient Update: Latex Allergy and Contraception   [Download PDF]


JANUARY 1997                VOLUME 7               ISSUE NUMBER 5

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Letter From the Editor

Trends in Oral Contraceptive Development and Utilization: Looking to the Future

Worldwide Data Reassuring Regarding OCs and Breast Cancer

Patient Update: Facts About Today's Low-Dose Oral Contraceptives   [Download PDF]


NOVEMBER 1996                VOLUME 7               ISSUE NUMBER 4

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Letter From the Editor

Recent Studies Confirm the Safety of Oral Contraceptives with Respect to Stroke

Oral Contraceptives and Hormone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Colorectal Cancer

Sex, Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Teens Voice Their Beliefs

News Brief: FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Mifepristone for Abortion

Patient Update: The Cervical Cap   [Download PDF]


SEPTEMBER 1996                VOLUME 7               ISSUE NUMBER 3

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Letter From the Editor

Update on Female Sterilization: Failure Rates, Counseling Issues, and Post-Sterilization Regret

Guidelines for Pre-Sterilization Counseling

Filshie Clip Recommended for Approval for Use in the United States

Patient Update: Female Sterilization   [Download PDF]


JULY 1996                VOLUME 7               ISSUE NUMBER 2

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Letter From the Editor

STDs as Cofactors for the Acquisition of HIV Infection

Taking a Sexual History to Help Patients Prevent STDs

News in Contraception

Patient Update: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Risk of HIV Infection, and Condoms: What You Need to Know   [Download PDF]


APRIL 1996                VOLUME 7               ISSUE NUMBER 1

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Letter From the Editor

Venous Thromboembolism and Desogestrel- or Gestodene-Containing Combination Oral Contraceptives: What Are the Facts?

Highlights from a Roundtable Discussion

Patient Update: Suggestions to Help You Stop Smoking   [Download PDF]




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