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Choosing a Birth Control Method

(Published September 2011, updated June 2014)

Publication Information

Clinical Advisory Committee

Rachel Phelps, MD
Associate Medical Director
Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region
Rochester, New York

Patricia Murphy, CNM, DrPH, FACNM
Associate Professor
University of Utah College of Nursing
Salt Lake City, Utah

Emily Godfrey MD, MPH
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Contributing Staff /Consultants

Shana Brown, MPH
Associate Director of Development

Ellen Cohen, CertEd, DipEd, CCMEP
ARHP Director of Education

Beth Jordan, MD
ARHP Medical Director

Diane Shannon, MD, MPH
Consulting Medical Writer

Wayne C. Shields
President and CEO

Lanita Williams, MPH
Program Manager Fellow

Financial Disclosure Information

The following committee members and/or contributing staff have a financial interest or affiliation with the manufacturers of commercial products possibly related to topics covered in this Quick Reference Guide. These financial interests or affiliations are in the form of grants, research support, speaker support, or other support. This support is noted to fully inform readers and should not have an adverse impact on the information provided within this publication.

Phelps: Implanon trainer for Schering-Plough.

Brown, Cohen, Jordan, Shannon, Shields, and Williams have no relationships to disclose.

This publication has been made possible by funding received from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Conceptus, Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals educational grants. Updates to this publication were made possible by funding received from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Conceptus, Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals educational grants.