Week 8 What options are appropriate for this patient? After considering the information provided in the clinic visit, Margaret does have some options she can consider for contraception. Some of the options she can choose from would be a barrier method utilizing condoms, diaphragms, spermicides, and cervical sponges, but would need to be educated on ensuring safer sex practices (Prior, 2017). Other options include progestin only contraceptives, an intrauterine device or to consider surgical or hysteroscopic sterilization (Prior, 2017). Regardless of the decision made by the patient, as a healthcare provider, we should provide all the options in a non-judgmental and supportive approach allowing the patient to ultimately choose the best option that they will continue to follow past the appointment that will able to be a part of their regular lifestyle (Prior, 2017). What options are contraindicated, and why? Due to Margaret’s physical assessment, she does have some red flags that would prevent all contraception methods to be an option. Margaret is 40, is currently smoking and oral contraceptives that contain both estrogen
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