Update on contraception: Benefits and risks of the new formulations

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ABSTRACTSeveral new contraceptives have become available to women in recent years. These new agents include ultra-low-dose oral contraceptives as well as injectable, vaginal, and patch formulations. We review these, with emphasis on the Yasmin pill (which contains a new progestin), the Lunelle once-a-month injection, the Ortho Evra patch, the NuvaRing vaginal ring, the Mirena intrauterine device, and emergency contraceptive kits. Patient education regarding these options is essential for patient compliance and satisfaction.


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