6. CONTRACEPTION AND AFTERCARE

 

This chapter will help you to provide comprehensive contraceptive care to your patients, and routine aftercare following uterine aspiration for abortion or early pregnancy loss. 

 

CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

Following completion of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Facilitate informed, patient-centered choice in contraceptive care by establishing rapport, eliciting your patient’s preferences, and engaging them in a patient-centered decision making process focused on their preferences
  • 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

 

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