Clinical Contraception, Second Edition considers the clinical significance and complexities of birth control. This book contains 12 chapters that focus on various types and methods of contraception. After providing an overview of classification of methods of contraception, this book goes on considering certain aspects of reproduction that have a definite bearing on the control of conception. Considerable chapters are devoted to various methods of contraception, including chemical contraceptives, occlusive pessaries, tampons and sponges, condom, intra-uterine contraceptives. The remaining chapters highlight the contraception permitted for woman under normal and special circumstances. These chapters also examine the legal and public health issues of contraception. This book will be of value to general physicians and health practitioners.
There have been exciting new developments and research related to currently available contraceptives. In addition, in the last seven years, emergency contraception has gone from behind the counter to being FDA-approved for use. This issue addresses the most important clinical leaps in contraception and family planning in the last decade, with emphasis on new options for long-term, reversible contraception and emergency contraception. Information is also included to address the impact of Affordable Health Care and legal aspects of sterilization.