Concise Reviews for Primary-Care Physicians
Contraceptive Challenges in Women With Common Medical ConditionsWomen have the opportunity to meet personal contraceptive goals with convenient, highly reliable, and easily reversible methods. Long-acting reversible contraception represents an increasingly popular option for most women throughout the reproductive lifespan. Nonetheless, many women and their health care providers are challenged by coexisting medical issues. We aim to help clinicians individualize contraception and use shared decision-making to enhance patient satisfaction and continuation with their method.
Health Care Maintenance in Female AdolescentsThe assessment and care of female adolescents by primary care physicians can be facilitated with increased knowledge about this stage of development, the health care risks faced by these patients, and the resources available to aid in their care. With a focus on preventive health maintenance, this concise review addresses these areas as well as how to build relationships with female adolescent patients, conduct age-appropriate interviews and tests, and maintain patient confidentiality.