Contraceptive Implants: An Overview and Update

Michelle M. Isley, Alison Edelman

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Contraceptive implants are safe, highly effective, and long-term methods of contraception that are widely applicable to any reproductive-aged woman. Implants require minimal user compliance and are cost-effective. The new single-rod system simplifies insertion and removal, making implants more accessible for both providers and patients. Specifically, progestin-only implants are safe options for various women including adolescents, postpartum, breast-feeding, those who are medically complicated, or those who have contraindications to or intolerance of estrogen-containing contraceptives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-90
Number of pages18
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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