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Initiating Contraception Plan
Desired Contraception Discussed contraceptive means available including IUD, nuvaring, combination oral contraceptives, and implanon. She wishes to proceed with IUD placement. She will start OCP/NuvaRing on the Sunday after her period starts. Nuvaring: 1 ring every 3 weeks, then off for 1 week for withdrawal bleeding. Oral contraceptive medication choices: Preparations: Good Initial Choices (Monophasic: Ortho-Novum 1/35, Ovcon; Multiphasic: Ortho Novum 7/7/7, Tri-Norinyl, Tri-Levlen, Triphasil) Good Alternative Choices (Ethinyl Estradiol: Levlen, Lo-Ovral, Nordette, Norinyl 1/35 For Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (Demulen 1/35, Loestrin 1.5/30 or 1/20, Brevicon 0.5/35) For Dysmenorrhea (including endometriosis: Loestrin 1.5/30 or 1/20, Desogen, Ortho-Cept, Demulen 1/35) For Polycystic Ovarian Disease: Demulen 50, Ovcon 50 For Acne: Demulen 1/35, Modicon, Ortho-Cyclen, Ortho Tri-Cyclen
posted by: Mark Morgan, M.D.
post/review dates: April 23, 2010; August 31, 2015
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