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Long-acting Contraception

Thomas, Michael A. M.D.

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Abstract

Long-acting contraceptives offer couples the ability to increase compliance with a reliable method by decreasing its repetitive use. Though surgical sterilization is part of this group of contraceptive options, a number of reversible agents have been approved by the FDA over the past 15 years that have demonstrated a high degree of efficacy and patient tolerability. These include preparations or devices that can be administered either intramuscularly, subdermally, or inserted in the uterus.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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