When to stop contraception: how to identify menopause in POP and CHC users
ESC Congress Library. Kreutzer C. 05/10/18; 214379
Dr. Christina Kreutzer
Dr. Christina Kreutzer

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Learning Objectives
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To explore the topic of menopause and link it to safe hormonal contraception in the perimenopausal years.
To address reproductive and contraceptive issues in perimenopause women in order to assist health care providers when they counsel about whether to continue or stop hormonal contraception in perimenopause.
Given the developments in the field of contraception, efficient and safe forms of contraception are available for almost every client. Agreeing with experts, the use of hormonal contraception in perimenopause is a chalenge for both doctors and women. Hormonal contraception is a wide ranging topic that continues to be approached on an emotional level rather than scientific level.
The updated practical guidance has been developed to help the medical professionals to enable patient’s informed decision about appropriate contraceptive method.
Key points regarding the safe use of hormonal contraception in perimenopause:
1. The recommendation of contraceptive methods for both contraceptive and non-contraceptive benefits
2. The medical eligibility criteria defined by World Health Organisation
3. The practices among different providers with regard to the appropriatness of use of contraception in perimenopause.
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