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Efficacy of Contraceptive Methods chart – new edition 2019

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Family Planning Alliance Australia, 2019
How effective is each contraceptive method? This revised chart compares methods of contraception for their efficacy. 
The figures have been derived by expert consensus using results from a variety of studies, selecting figures from studies which appear to be most comparable to Australian conditions.

Download chart (PDF) here 

Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections prevented

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aidsmap / nam,  11 January 2018 Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study has shown. The loss of life due to pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions would far outweigh the number of HIV infections prevented, according to the study...

Contraception for women living with violence

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Children by Choice, Last modified on: 22 May 2017 Contraceptive use is often compromised for women living with violence.  Contraceptive options that are safe and appropriate for one woman may not work for another. If you’re working with women experiencing violence, it’s important to explore each woman’s unique circumstances and draw on her own knowledge to assess the degree of comfort...

Male contraceptive jab almost as effective as female pill, trial shows

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Guardian, Friday 28 October 2016 05.00 AEDT A male contraceptive jab has been shown to be almost as effective as the female pill in a trial that could pave the way for men and women being able to share equal responsibility for birth control. In the study, 350 men were given injections of hormones that were shown to dramatically lower their sperm count by “switching off” the male reproductive...

Uptake of long-acting, reversible contraception in three remote Aboriginal communities: a population-based study

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Med J Aust 2016; 205 (1): 21-25. doi: 10.5694/mja16.00073 Objective: To assess the use, effectiveness and acceptance of prescribed contraception in three remote Western Australian Aboriginal communities Conclusion: The high uptake of LARCs in these communities is consistent with international recommendations about contraception use. High acceptability was reflected in excellent continuation rates...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance: United States

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 10, 2016 The CDC has released the report: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance —  United States 2015. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System monitors six categories of priority health behaviors among youth and young adults: 1) behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; 2) tobacco use; 3) alcohol and other drug use; 4) sexual...

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