AAOA-HealthyWomen Toolkit: Questions to Ask Your Provider About Opioids

Women are more likely than men to be prescribed opioids and are 40% more likely to become persistent users of opioids. Avoiding misuse or overuse of opioid medications starts with a conversation with your healthcare provider. When you visit your provider, it is often helpful to bring a list of questions to ask, especially for women who have unique health needs, such as pregnancy, depression, anxiety or a history of substance abuse.

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