Contraception for the Transplant Patient

Christopher Estes, Carolyn Westhoff

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Abstract

Patients who have had an organ transplant have a need for highly effective contraception. Intrauterine devices, depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate, and implantable etonorgestrel have the highest efficacy combined with the least chance of interaction with antirejection medication regimens. Combined hormonal contraceptives and progestin-only pills are also acceptable methods for patients who do not have other contraindications to their use. Barrier method use should be advocated for any patient who is entering a new sexual relationship and as an adjunct to other methods. Consultation with a gynecologist experienced with the provision of contraceptives to medically complicated patients is advised for all women of reproductive age who have received an organ transplant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-377
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Perinatology
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Contraception
Transplants
Contraceptive Agents
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Intrauterine Devices
Progestins
Referral and Consultation

Keywords

  • contraception
  • intrauterine device
  • intrauterine system
  • organ transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Contraception for the Transplant Patient. / Estes, Christopher; Westhoff, Carolyn.

In: Seminars in Perinatology, Vol. 31, No. 6, 01.12.2007, p. 372-377.

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Estes, Christopher ; Westhoff, Carolyn. / Contraception for the Transplant Patient. In: Seminars in Perinatology. 2007 ; Vol. 31, No. 6. pp. 372-377.
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