New options for barrier contraception
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Subject Headings
Benzalkonium Compounds; Choice Behavior; Contraception, Barrier; Contraceptive Devices, Female; Equipment Design; Family Planning Services; Female; Forecasting; Health Services Needs and Demand; Humans; Nonoxynol; Nurse's Role; Nursing Assessment; Patient Selection; Sodium Cholate
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Barrier contraceptives are a safe alternative to hormonal methods of fertility management. Newer barrier method options include the Today Sponge, the FemCap, and the Lea's Shield. Understanding the use, benefits, and limitations of these barrier methods of birth control will assist women's health care providers to better meet the family planning needs of their patients.
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Citation: J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2008 May-Jun;37(3):384-9. Link to article on publisher's site