Strategies to improve compliance among oral contraceptive pill users: a review of the literature
Angela Choi, Angela Dempsey
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Abstract: Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) remain the most commonly used reversible birth control method. Failure to adhere to daily pill taking and gaps in use are common and contribute to the risk of unintended pregnancy among OCP users. OCP compliance is influenced by a complex interplay of cognitive, behavioral, logistic, clinical, and social factors. This review outlines the evidence base for strategies that have been studied for their impact on OCP compliance.
Keywords: adherence, continuation, unintended pregnancy, reminder system
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