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Perceptions in Reproductive Medicine

Birth Control and Contraception: The Dilemma of Informed Consent

Submission: October 30, 2017;Published: August 20, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/PRM.2018.02.000546

ISSN: 2640-9666
Volume2 Issue5


The paper analyses the most pertinent publications on contraceptive efficacy from the viewpoint of the principle of informed consent. It proves by way of an international comparison that some of the most prominent publications on this topic fall short of providing complete and comprehensive information. It concludes that U.S. women are not in a position to exercise their right of self decision due to a lack of information and disregard for the principle of nil nocere on the part of authors and publishers. The implications are heightened attention to the need of intensified counseling in the clinical practice.

Keywords: Contraception; Bioethics; Family planning; Reproductive medicine

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