Aparna Sridhar, MD and Kelly Bilodeau, Author at MPR

Aparna Sridhar, MD and Kelly Bilodeau

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Contraceptive Efficacy: IUDs and Implants vs. Contraceptive Pills, Patches, and Vaginal Rings

Aparna Sridhar, MD, a clinical fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Family Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses recent research showing that long-acting, but reversible contraception, including intrauterine devices and implants, were better at preventing unintended pregnancies than shorter-term options, such as contraceptive pills, transdermal patches or vaginal rings.