This article describes the importance of postpartum contraception, dispels some of the myths and details the pros and cons of the various contraceptive options available in Australia.
Written by Dr Terri Foran MB BS (Syd), MClin Ed (UNSW), FAChSHM
Dr Terri Foran is a Sexual Health Physician with special interests in contraception, menopause issues and the management of sexually transmitted infections. She is presently engaged in clinical and research work at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney and also in clinical practice in an inner Sydney private practice. Terri is currently the monthly Women’s Health columnist for Australian Doctor Magazine, and has contributed to a 2011 Australian textbook on Sexual and Reproductive Health.