by Nishant Shah MD and Connie Folse MPH, CHES. Updated June 2020
This chapter will help you to learn the art of patient-centered contraceptive care by establishing rapport with each patient, eliciting their preferences, utilizing the latest evidence to determine eligibility, and providing access to the range of methods as well as removals. It will also help you provide routine aftercare with clear instruction for home care following uterine aspiration.
CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Following completion of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Facilitate informed, patient-centered choice in contraceptive care
- Describe options, indications, contraindications, side effects and common myths to specific contraceptive methods
- Provide post-procedure counseling, including instructions about home care, warning signs for complications, and emergency contact information
- Appropriately prescribe post-procedure medications
The CDC & WHO MEC are evidence-based guidelines on safety of contraceptive use – both online and as mobile apps.