Prescribing a contraceptive method for women with intercurrent disease poses a difficult clinical management problem for physicians. The contraceptive chosen may adversely affect the underlying disease of the patient. Conversely, failure of contraception could result in pregnancy, which could also adversely affect the patient's underlying disease. These factors must be taken into consideration in selecting appropriate and effective contraceptive agents to avoid complications and undesired pharmacologic interactions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology