Your family, as the client, now has four children and the parents do not want any other children at this time. The mother has a history of deep vein thrombosis and cigarette smoking; and both parents have a history of the lack of adherence to medical regimens. Which form of contraception would you recommend for this couple?
A transdermal contraceptive patch
A vaginal contraceptive ring
None of the above
Correct Response: D
You would not recommend any of the above methods of contraception for this family.
You would not recommend the use of a transdermal contraceptive patch or a vaginal contraceptive ring for the couple because both of these contraceptive methods are contraindicated when the woman has a history of deep vein thrombosis and cigarette smoking; and you would also not recommend a diaphragm because the compliance of this couple cannot trusted because the couple has a history of the lack of adherence to medical regimens.