Is the IUD The Best Form of Birth Control for Women with Diabetes?

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Is the IUD The Best Form of Birth Control for Women with Diabetes?


On the upcoming Women’s Health podcast, Mr. Divabetic will discuss birth control options for women with diabetes with his guest, Dr. Andrea Chisholm MD, FACOG OB-GYN.

According to a new study the  two most effective hormonal birth control methods for women  with diabetes are intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants.

Both forms of birth control are linked with the lowest risk of blood clots in these higher-risk women.

Hormonal contraceptives boost women’s risk for clots, which can lead to heart attack and strokes. That’s a particular problem for women with diabetes, who are at increased risk for blood clots to begin with.

While many contraceptives use a combination of two hormones, estrogen and progestin, the World Health Organization advises that women at increased risk of a blockage caused by a blood clot – known as a thromboembolism – use contraceptives containing only progestin reports FOX News.

Dr. Natalie Whaley, an obstetrician/gynecologist and family planning provider at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, said that women with diabetes need to time their pregnancies for a number of reasons, including the fact that having good control of their blood sugar will reduce the risk of miscarriage and fetal anomalies



TUNE IN: Upcoming Special “State of Women’s Health” podcast on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 6 PM, EST. Guests  include Dr. Andrea Chisholm MD, FACOG, OB-GYN, Poet Lorraine Brooks and PEAK 10 Skincare Founder, Connie Elder. Music by Leona Lewis courtesy of SONY Music.

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