Evaluation of Documentation of Contraception Education for Solid Organ Liver Transplant Recipients
Solid organ liver recipients who are of childbearing age are placed on immunosuppressive medications after receiving a transplant. These teratogenic immunosuppression medications are harmful to the developing fetus. Unplanned pregnancy in this patient population puts the recipient at high risk for fetal abnormalities and a high-risk pregnancy. Contraceptive education has scant published data for this population. Additionally, there is minimal data developed for low literacy educational interventions that would assist the transplant recipient to make informed choices. The purpose of this scholarly project was to determine documentation of the baseline occurrence of contraceptive counseling in a Florida clinic, and the evaluation of a low literacy contraceptive education brochure in the Miami Transplant Institute clinic liver patients.