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Contraception for women with medical diseases 

Contraception for women with medical diseases
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Contraception for women with medical diseases
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Aarthi R. Mohan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198746690.003.0283
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date: 25 February 2021

All women with underlying medical disorders should be given correct advice regarding adequate contraception so that they can make informed choices regarding potential future pregnancies. There are several important factors to consider when deciding upon the most appropriate form of contraception to use. These include the risk of pregnancy for the woman, the effect of the contraceptive method on the medical disease, the failure rates associated with the contraceptive method, the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy, and the compliance and preferences of the individual woman. There are a small number of very high-risk conditions where pregnancy is not recommended due to high mortality rates, and the most reliable contraceptive methods should be recommended for these women.

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