Dr. Darney shares the advancements in contraception.
There are many new contraceptives available and I think the options for women are developing very rapidly over the last 20 years or so. In addition to birth control pills, we have contraceptive vaginal rings, we have the birth control patch.
We had a resurgence in interest in use of intrauterine contraception with new intrauterine contraceptives that are safe and highly effective and have expanded indications. That is, many more women can use intrauterine contraception than was thought possible in the past.
We have also a new implant contraceptive that provides the most effective contraception ever studied. So these new contraceptives are as effective or more effective than sterilization operations and they are completely reversible.
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.