Contraceptive Decision-making: A Mini Review

Iin Fadhilah Utami Tammasse *

University of Bristol, UK.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


This mini-review article provides a comprehensive overview of contraceptive decision-making, starting with categorizing contraceptive methods into three main groups: long-acting reversible contraceptives, methods that require consistent usage, and permanent contraception options. The article emphasizes the importance of effective counseling, which includes providing comprehensive information on all available methods, such as efficacy, advantages, disadvantages, application procedures, practicality, duration, potential side effects, and when to seek help, while respecting individual beliefs and preferences. The review highlights Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) and Female Sterilization as two methods that require fewer administrations and presents alternative options like vasectomy. Informed consent and the assessment of potential regret predictors are highlighted as crucial steps in the decision-making process. The UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC) is discussed as a tool for tailored recommendations according to age and conditions. The review encourages a nonjudgmental, patient-centered approach to ensure informed choices and patient autonomy. It emphasizes the importance of considering various factors such as medical history, socioeconomic status, and sociocultural practices. The article also discusses the potential non-contraceptive benefits of certain methods and highlights the importance of not pressuring women to choose LARC over female sterilization. Overall, this mini-review article provides a holistic understanding of contraceptive decision-making and offers insights into the benefits and considerations of different methods.

Keywords: Contraceptive, LARC, IUD, decision making

How to Cite

Tammasse , Iin Fadhilah Utami. 2023. “Contraceptive Decision-Making: A Mini Review”. International Journal of Research and Reports in Gynaecology 6 (1):67-70.


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