choosing an oral contraceptive (OC)

Now that more insurers will cover contraceptives, you'll get more questions about choosing an oral contraceptive (OC).

For most women, start with a pill that has 20 mcg of ethinyl an older progestin (levonorgestrel, norethindrone, etc). These have a good balance of safety and efficacy.

Tweak your choice from there based on a woman's prior experience with OCs...and her individual concerns.

Get concise, unbiased advice for effective drug therapy, plus CE/CME

Prescriber's Letter includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and guidelines
  • 48+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Quick reference drug comparison charts
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Volume pricing available. Get a quote