Birth control type tied to time between pregnancies

By Kathleen Raven NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women using intrauterine devices (IUDs) and other types of long-term reversible birth control after having a baby are less likely to get pregnant again quickly, a new study suggests. Women who used those methods were four times more likely to wait more than 18 months between pregnancies compared to those relying on condoms, researchers found. The World Health Organization endorses a two-year period between birth and a woman’s next conception. Still, one third of all repeat pregnancies in the U.S. occur within 18 months of the previous child’s birth.
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