Adding Contraception to the Conversation

(from the July 6, 2022, ACP Hospitalist)

By Stacey Butterfield

A hospitalist explains a recent call for her peers to consider their patients' family planning needs.

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month to reverse Roe v. Wade left many Americans wondering what they could do to help women avoid unintended pregnancies and maintain their reproductive health.

A recent Annals of Internal Medicine article offers an answer for hospitalists. “We argue that hospitalists should be addressing contraceptive needs among inpatients despite possible challenges,” wrote Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, MACP, and Laura Chambers-Kersh, MD, in an Ideas and Opinions article, “Urgent Call to Action: Engaging Hospitalists in Family Planning, “ published June 28.

ACP Hospitalist recently spoke with Dr. Barrett, who is a hospitalist based in Albuquerque, N.M., and Chair-elect of ACP's Board of Regents, about this potential new project for hospitalists.

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