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Elise Berlan, MD, MPH

What Pediatricians Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Oral Contraception
What Pediatricians Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Oral Contraception 1024 683 Elise Berlan, MD, MPH and Caroline Weingart, MD

The first over-the-counter contraceptive pill – the Opill® – is currently available in retail outlets and online. The FDA approved the sale of Opill® (nongestural 0.075mg), the first over-the-counter birth control pill without age restrictions, in July 2023. Now, nearly a year later, it will be available soon in retail outlets and online. As a…

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives: A First-Line Approach to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives: A First-Line Approach to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 150 150 Elise Berlan, MD, MPH

Unplanned teen pregnancies remain a problem in American society. In the United States, 82 percent of teen pregnancies are unplanned, and the United States has the highest teenage pregnancy rate among high income nations. Despite being highly effective and safe, misconceptions around long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), such as etonogestrel implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs),…