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New Article, "Prevalence and Predictors of Prenatal and Postpartum Contraceptive Counseling in Two Texas Cities"

Thu, July 20, 2017
New Article,
New TxPEP publication.

TxPEP has published a new article in Women's Health Issues entitled "Prevalence and Predictors of Prenatal and Postpartum Contraceptive Counseling in Two Texas Cities." The paper focuses on 803 postpartum women in Austin and El Paso.

The authors found that only one-half of the women had received any prenatal contraceptive counseling, and 13% and 37% received counseling on both IUDs and implants prenatally and postpartum, respectively. Almost 20% of women who received prenatal counseling on IUDs and implants were discouraged from using them, largely based on inaccurate medical advice. Furthermore, the study found that women with private insurance were less likely to receive counseling for IUDs and implants than publicly insured women.

The authors recommend that providers implement evidence-based prenatal and postpartum contraceptive counseling to ensure women can make informed choices and access their preferred method of postpartum contraception.

Read the full paper here.

(Published 7-20-2017)

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