Use is declining and may peak again around 1999

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7061.881 (Published 05 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:881
  1. John J Ferguson, Medical director,
  2. Martin G V Jenkins, Deputy director of pharmaceutical advisory services
  1. Prescription Pricing Authority, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6SN

    EDITOR,—David R Bromham bemoans the fact that “trial by media” has had an adverse effect on the use of levonorgestrel implant capsules for contraception.1 The Prescription Pricing Authority has examined the trends in the use of contraceptive products in general practice in England over the six months from September 1995 to February 1996.2 The trends in use of oral contraceptives and the changes from third generation to second …

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