Dr. Darney shares how a woman decides which contraception method best suits her.
The first step is to inform yourself about the options so you can ask your practitioner if he or she knows about these new methods, and then ask the practitioner what are the risks and benefits of each of the contraceptive methods in which you are interested. And ask, and ask your practitioner whether she or he is comfortable with providing the new methods.
For example, if you are interested in intrauterine contraception, you’d want to be sure that your practitioner is informed and comfortable providing intrauterine contraception. And you can get this information from reading many women’s magazines, have articles about contraception which provided not the details but at least a list of what’s newly available.
About Dr. Darney, M.D., M.Sc.:
Dr. Philip Darney, M.D., M.Sc., is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at San Francisco General Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree in experimental psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, his medical degree at UCSF, and his Master of Science at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.