Women are susceptible to unintended, rapid repeat pregnancies in the first 12 months postpartum. Access to postpartum contraception, specifically long-acting reversible contraception, enables better planning of pregnancy timing and spacing and allows optimisation of health before the next conception. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG), and implementation policies, supported by consumer input, can improve such access. We searched publicly available Australian and New Zealand guidelines and policy documents addressing postpartum contraception. One CPG detailed specific information about postpartum contraception and, although of high quality, requires modification to local contexts to support implementation and policy development.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Early online date||18 Jul 2021|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 18 Jul 2021|
- clinical practice guideline
- postpartum contraception