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Contraception 

Contraception
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Contraception
Author(s):

Dawn L. Adamson

, Mandish K. Dhanjal

, and Catherine Nelson-Piercy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199574308.003.0135
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date: 25 February 2020

Introduction 288

Combined hormonal contraceptives 290

Progestogen-only contraceptives 294

Copper intrauterine contraceptive device (Copper IUD) 296

Sterilisation 297

Emergency contraception 298

Barrier methods 299

Termination of pregnancy 300

Specific cardiac conditions 301

Contraceptive agents are used to prevent pregnancy. No method is completely effective. Efficacy depends on the method used and user-compliance. The most efficacious contraceptives are long acting agents and surgical methods which do not rely on the user (...

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