(Abstracted from Contraception 2017;95:71–76)
The safety and efficacy of inpatient postpartum contraceptive implant and intrauterine device insertions is well established. Use of a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) in the postpartum period before discharge from the hospital is feasible and an effective method of birth control to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Greenville Health System, Greenville (A.H.C., L.B.P., E.C.H., B.M.); Choose Well Initiative, Columbia (D.L.B.); and Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia (D.L.B.), SC