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Medical Industry Feature: Helping Your Patients Select The Contraceptive Method That is Right For Them: Importance of an Effecti

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Helping Your Patients Select the Contraceptive Method That Is Right for Them: Importance of an Effective Dialogue

Helping Your Patients Select the Contraceptive Method That Is Right for Them: Importance of an Effective Dialogue
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A patient-centered dialogue can help us understand the contraceptive needs and preferences of our patients and identify which option is best for them.
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  • Overview

    Dr. Jan Shepherd and Dr. Jeff Levine discuss how engaging in a patient-centered dialogue with our patients can help increase their satisfaction and the likelihood that they will use their chosen method properly and consistently.

    References

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