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Contraceptive Technology: Present and Future

From 2015 to 2017 in the United States, nearly two-thirds of sexually active individuals capable of becoming pregnant were actively using a contraceptive method, and nearly all have used at least 1 contraceptive method in their lifetime. To expand options for those desiring birth control, new methods include a vaginal ring, transdermal patch, progestin-only pill, and spermicide. Updated insertion methods aim to enhance access and safety. Although existing methods are safer and offer more choice than ever before, exciting new contraceptive technologies lay on the horizon. Also, using existing contraceptives in innovative ways aims to decrease barriers to care.

 

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December 2021

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From 2015 to 2017 in the United States, nearly two-thirds of sexually active individuals capable of becoming pregnant were actively using a contraceptive method, and nearly all have used at least 1 contraceptive method in their lifetime.To expand options for those desiring birth control, new methods include a vaginal ring, transdermal patch, progestin-only pill, and spermicide. Additionally, updated insertion methods for current intrauterine contraceptives (IUCs), depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, and the progestin-only implant aim to enhance access and safety. Although existing methods are safer and offer more choice than ever before, exciting new contraceptive technologies lay on the horizon. Also, using existing contraceptives in innovative ways aims to decrease barriers to care. Some of the novel technologies include new oral estrogens, contraceptive vaginal rings (CVRs), IUCs, contraceptive delivery methods, multipurpose prevention technologies, and nonsteroidal monoclonal antibodies.

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Authors: Gilbert, A., Hoffman, B.

Health Risks(s):

  • General SRH
  • Unintended Pregnancy

Product type(s):

  • Contraceptives
  • Hormonal
  • IUD
  • IVR
  • MPTs
  • VaginalInserts

Topic(s):

  • MPTs

URL of resource:

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ogc.2021.07.001

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