These cases demonstrate the importance of a thorough medication assessment in adolescents using hormonal methods in the context of other medical illnesses. Providing patient-centered contraceptive counseling to adolescents who are healthy, acutely ill, and/or have chronic health problems is part of routine care. In addition to creating an environment in which the need for contraception can be identified, pediatricians must also be familiar with the available barrier and hormonal contraceptive options so that detailed medical advice can be provided to the patient. Armed with an understanding of the potential drug interactions between hormonal contraceptives and commonly used medications, pediatric health providers can positively affect a young woman's reproductive future.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health