Society of Family Planning Clinical Recommendation: Extended Use of Long Acting Reversible Contraception
In this clinical recommendation, we review the evidence supporting the use of the copper intrauterine device, levonorgestrel intrauterine devices and etonogestrel subdermal implant beyond the Food and Drug Administration approved duration of use for contraception (extended use). Clinicians should discuss effectiveness as well as other clinical considerations with patients to allow them to make contraceptive decisions that support their reproductive goals and clinical needs. Extended use of long acting reversible contraception may be a safe, effective and desirable option for many patients.
Keywords: Contraception; IUD; LARC; implant.
Dethier D, Qasba N, Kaneshiro B. Society of Family Planning Clinical Recommendation: Extended Use of Long Acting Reversible Contraception. Contraception. 2022 Jun 15:S0010-7824(22)00162-7. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2022.06.003. Epub ahead of print.