Contraception of choice in heart disease


Contraception of choice in heart disease


1. Temporary Methods

→ IUCD (earlier IUCD was not recommended but now WHO recommends its use); progesterone only pills, implants or injection, barrier contraceptives (condoms).

2. Permanent Methods

→ If the heart is not well-compensated, the patient’s husband is advised for vasectomy.

→ If heart is well-compensated-tubal sterilization can be carried out.

3. Contraception to be avoided:

→ OCPs (can precipitate thromboembolic event)

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