A client 6 weeks postpartum is asking the nurse about taking progesterone (Depo-Provera) for birth control. Prior to discussing options, what should the nurse determine? Select all that apply.
1. If the client has a sexually transmitted disease.
2. How willing her husband is to have her take the drug.
3. If the woman is experiencing postpartum depression.
4. That the woman is not currently pregnant.
5. If the woman is breast-feeding.
Before discussing the use of Depo-Provera as a birth control option, the nurse should determine if the woman is or has been depressed because Depo-Provera can increase depression in a client with depression. The drug can be transmitted in breast milk, and the long-term effects on the baby are not known. Women who are pregnant should not take Depo-Provera.
Depo- Provera does not treat or prevent sexually transmitted diseases, so this information is not essential when considering its use. Although the husband should be a part of birth control decisions, the final decision is made by the client.
CN: Pharmacological and parenteral therapies; CL: Analyze
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