Long acting methods of contraception

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6943.1570a (Published 11 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1570
  1. M Thomas
  1. Lichfield, Staffordshire

    EDITOR, - Who could disagree with Lawrence Mascarenhas's statement that long acting contraceptive methods have much to offer?1 One of these, the six capsule subdermal implant releasing levonorgestrel, was introduced to Britain last autumn. It seemed to be immediately disowned by all agencies that fund services. This was unfortunate. It is a highly effective, safe, and readily reversible long term method of contraception and could have a real impact on reducing unwanted pregnancies. Continuation …

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