KQED Interview with Dr. Schwarz on Effectiveness of Tubal Ligation Compared to IUDs

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New study by Dr. Eleanor Bimla Shwarz, Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Intrauterine Contraception and Tubal Ligation, finds tubal ligation is no better at preventing pregnancy than IUDs. Study results should inform a new standard for patient family planning counseling, especially in the safety net. Birth control options – such as IUDs, which patients can remove themselves – are important when our goal is reproductive justice.

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