Warning about contraceptive device givenBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7126.167b (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:167
- Susan Mayor
The Department of Health has advised GPs that the contraceptive device Persona may be unsuitable for couples who would find an unplanned pregnancy completely unacceptable. Persona tests hormone levels in urine to enable women to avoid unprotected intercourse during the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle.
The warning came after the Medical Devices Agency carried out an investigation into Persona in response to complaints about its reliability from users, GPs, and trading standards officers. The manufacturers of the device, Unipath, claim that …