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Progestin-only contraceptives (POCs) have become a popular alternative to combined hormonal contraceptives (CHC) as they are not associated with an increase in the risk of venous thrombosis or arterial events such as myocardial infarction or stroke. Oral POCs are very low dose and have minimal...

Johannes Bitzer (Editor-in-Chief) chose the following paper as highlight from the latest issue of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care: Living with the new coronavirus: How can a society cope with uncertainty Johannes Bitzer DOI: 10.1080/13625187.2020.1772968 This article is open access. Check also our ESC COVID-19 information...

Sexual function and quality of life of women adopting the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS 13.5 mg) after abortion for unintended pregnancy Salvatore Caruso, Stefano Cianci, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Valentina Fava, Silvia Cutello & Antonio Cianci Bleeding patterns for the Liletta® levonorgestrel 52 mg intrauterine system Courtney A. Schreiber, Stephanie...

Johannes Bitzer (Editor-in-Chief) chose the following paper as highlight from the latest issue of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care: Oestrogen-free oral contraception with a 4 mg drospirenone-only pill: new data and a review of the literature Santiago Palacios, Pedro-Antonio Regidor, Enrico Colli, Sven Olaf...

During the COVID-19 pandemic it may be difficult to see women within the stipulated time for renewal of contraceptive prescriptions. Prioritizing the limited time slots for on site visits for women in need of new prescriptions/placements is likely to prevent the highest number of unplanned...