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Text Messages Can Improve Oral Contraceptive Continuation

The connection between technology and health care fascinates Dr. Paula Castaño. Suspecting that texting patients on a daily basis could improve oral contraceptive pill (OCP) continuation, she designed a study to test the hypothesis. Published in the January 2012 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, her study concluded that texting does work: young women who received daily educational text messages showed improved OCP adherence at six months, over routine care alone.

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