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Management of uterine fibroids: an update of the evidence.
OBJECTIVES The RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center (RTI-UNC EPC) systematically updated evidence on the management of uterine fibroids,Expand
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Immediate postpartum insertion of intrauterine device for contraception.
BACKGROUND Women who want to start intrauterine contraception (IUC) during the postpartum period might benefit from IUC insertion immediately after delivery. Postplacental insertion greatly reducesExpand
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Initiation of Oral Contraceptives Using a Quick Start Compared With a Conventional Start: A Randomized Controlled Trial
OBJECTIVE: To estimate whether young women taking the first pill on the day of prescription had higher continuation rates and lower pregnancy rates than women who waited until menses to start theExpand
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Intrauterine Device Placement During Cesarean Delivery and Continued Use 6 Months Postpartum: A Randomized Controlled Trial
OBJECTIVE: To compare intrauterine device (IUD) use at 6 months postpartum among women who underwent intracesarean delivery (during cesarean delivery) IUD placement compared with women who plannedExpand
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Drug interactions between hormonal contraceptives and antiretrovirals
Objective: To summarize published evidence on drug interactions between hormonal contraceptives and antiretrovirals. Design: Systematic review of the published literature. Methods: We searchedExpand
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Combined Oral Contraceptives and Antiretroviral PK/PD in Malawian Women: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of a Combined Oral Contraceptive and a Generic Combined Formulation Antiretroviral in
This letter to the editor addresses the concern regarding women who are HIV positive and interested in oral contraceptives. HIV positive women are typically advised to avoid using combined oralExpand
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Contraceptive adherence among HIV-infected women in Malawi: a randomized controlled trial of the copper intrauterine device and depot medroxyprogesterone acetate.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate contraceptive adherence to the copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) and the injectable depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) among women with HIV in Lilongwe, Malawi. Expand
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Acyclovir Prophylaxis to Prevent Herpes Simplex Virus Recurrence at Delivery: A Systematic Review
OBJECTIVE Genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is one of the most common viral sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. Perinatal transmission of the virus to the fetus or neonateExpand
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Oral contraceptive discontinuation: do side effects matter?
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess self-reported side effects in women after they received the oral contraceptive (OC) and to compare discontinuation rates, according to presence orExpand
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Social desirability bias in family planning studies: a neglected problem.
Studies on family planning methods traditionally have relied on self-reports of unknown validity and reproducibility. Social desirability bias, a type of information bias, occurs when studyExpand
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