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Anita Nelson, MD

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Obstetrics 2019
  • Country: United States

Dr. Anita L. Nelson is currently Professor and Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology Western University Health Sciences; Professor Emeritus, Obstetrics and Gynecology at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Clinical Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology at Keck School of Medicine of USC; and Medical Director of the Research Division of Essential Access Health. Her research includes contraception, abnormal bleeding, gynecologic infection and menopause. She has authored over 200 articles for professional journals and over 70 chapters and several books, including being a senior author of Contraceptive Technology. She has conducted over $60 million of research in women’s care for NIH, Gates Foundation and pharmaceutical companies.

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Update on Postpartum Contraception: How Evidence Informs Practice
The postpartum period has now been recognized as the fourth stage of labor with immediate and longer-term issues. Major changes have been made in both the timing and content of postpartum care. One of the most notable changes is the growing practice of initiating contraception (especially IUDs, implants and injections) prior to discharging the new mother home. These practices have recognized evidence supporting their safety, even in women who plan to exclusively breastfeed (US MEC, SPR, etc.) and in many states, funding is available through Medicaid programs. This presentation will summarize these new best practices and discuss the impacts they may have on the content of prenatal care too.
Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |  Categories: Midwifery