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Six- and Twelve-Month Documented Removal Rates Among Women Electing Postpartum Inpatient Compared to Delayed or Interval Contraceptive Implant Insertions After Medicaid Payment Reform

Crockett, Amy H.; Pickell, Lesley Bundon; Heberlein, Emily C.; Billings, Deborah L.; Mills, Benjie

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: April 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 4 - p 233–234
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000514230.65860.26
Gynecology: Contraception

(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

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