Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 2 Issue: 1

Contraceptive Counseling and Use among Women with Poorer Health

Jessica K. Lee1*, Sara M. Parisi2 and Eleanor Bimla Schwarz1,2,3,4
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Magee Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
2Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
3Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
4Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Corresponding author : Jessica K. Lee
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Magee Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600 Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Tel: 412-586-9836; Fax: 412-692-4838
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 20, 2012 Accepted: February 05, 2013 Published: February 11, 2013
Citation: Lee JK, Parisi SM, Schwarz EB (2013) Contraceptive Counseling and Use among Women with Poorer Health. J Womens Health, Issues Care 2:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000103

Abstract

Contraceptive Counseling and Use among Women with Poorer Health

Over 73 million women in the United States are of reproductive age, accounting for more than 48% of the female population. Of these women, over 25% suffer from chronic conditions including hypertension, diabetes, depression, and vascular disease which do not affect fertility but may increase the risk of pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes. Use of effective contraception by women with chronic conditions can enable them to plan their pregnancies and optimize maternal and fetal outcomes. The effectiveness of contraceptive counseling and contraception as part of preventative health efforts are recognized by their coverage without co-pay in the Affordable Care Act.

Keywords: Contraceptive counseling; Women�s health; Primary care

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