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Long-term contraceptives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20558111     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To avoid unintended pregnancy, women in the UK need to consistently use reliable contraception for over 30 years. The long-acting reversible contraceptive methods compromise the progestogen-only implant, the progestogen-only injectable contraceptive, the copper-bearing intra-uterine device and the levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine system. These methods of contraception are highly reliable in pregnancy prevention, and are amongst the medically safest methods for users. Despite this, these long-acting methods are used by less than 10% of the UK population. National guidance has advised that increasing uptake of these long-acting methods will reduce the unplanned pregnancy rate. In addition, these methods are more cost effective than the oral contraceptive even at 1 year of use. Obstetricians and gynaecologists frequently come into contact with women requiring contraceptive advice, and should have a sound knowledge of the long-acting methods.
Audrey Brown
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1532-1932     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2011-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101121582     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  617-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 2-6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, Scotland G3 7NB, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Cutaneous
Contraception / methods*
Contraceptive Agents, Female / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects*,  contraindications
Drug Implants / adverse effects,  contraindications
Injections, Subcutaneous
Intrauterine Devices, Copper / adverse effects,  contraindications
Intrauterine Devices, Medicated / adverse effects,  contraindications
Middle Aged
Progestins / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects,  contraindications
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents, Female; 0/Drug Implants; 0/Progestins

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