Invited Commentary

Commentary on “Prenatal Contraceptive Counseling by Video”

Authors: Maryam Sattari, MD, MS


Advances in technology can provide novel platforms for delivering health information and have the potential to transform patient education and counseling. The study by Staley et al in this issue of the Southern Medical Journal examines the impact of video counseling during prenatal care on the uptake of postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).1
Posted in: Obstetrics and Gynecology55 Family Planning & Reproductive Health7

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1. Staley SA, Charm SS, Slough LB, et al. Prenatal contraceptive counseling by video. South Med J 2019;112:8-13.
2. Davidson AS, Whitaker AK, Martins SL, et al. Impact of a theory-based video on initiation of long-acting reversible contraception after abortion. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212:310.e1-e7.
3. Hersh AR, Muñoz LF, Rincón M, et al. Video compared to conversational contraceptive counseling during labor and maternity hospitalization in Colombia: a randomized trial. Contraception 2018;98:210-214.
4. Dineley B, Patel T, Black M, et al. Video media in clinic waiting areas increases interest in most effective contraceptive methods. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2018;40:1302-1308.
5. Kramer RD, Higgins JA, Godecker AL, et al. Racial and ethnic differences in patterns of long-acting reversible contraceptive use in the United States, 2011-2015. Contraception 2018;97:399-404.