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Contraceptive options for women with preexisting medical conditions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20163252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Most healthy women have normal pregnancies; however, even healthy women may experience serious morbidity during pregnancy. Women with chronic medical problems face increased pregnancy-related risks compared with their healthy peers. Planning pregnancy improves maternal and fetal outcomes; medical conditions can be stabilized, teratogens can be avoided, and early antenatal intervention and surveillance can be instituted. The safest and most effective forms of contraception should be offered to women with medical conditions. Overestimatation of risk associated with the use of contraception among clinicians and women limits access to effective contraception. Contraception decision making should include consideration of the risks and benefits of a given method vs. the consequences of an unintended pregnancy. Published guidelines can inform contraceptive management of women with chronic medical conditions. Patient counseling should focus on helping women understand the need for contraception while optimizing their health for pregnancy.
Monica Dragoman; Anne Davis; Erika Banks
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of women's health (2002)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1931-843X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101159262     Medline TA:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10461, USA.
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