TITLE

'Long-acting reversible contraception is best'

AUTHOR(S)
Pati, Anita
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;3/18/2005, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that General Practitioners (GPs) in UK should be encouraged to use more long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). In its first consultation paper, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) said that increased uptake could reduce unplanned pregnancy because, unlike the oral contraceptive, LARC methods do not rely on daily compliance. The guidance sets out the harms and benefits of copper coils, progestogen-only intrauterine systems, progestogen-only injectable contraceptives and progestogen-only subdermal implants. It says that the current low use of LARC, at just 8 per cent compared with 25 per cent for the Pill, suggests that health professionals need better guidance and training to provide information to women.
ACCESSION #
16508494

 

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