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Prescribing LARC: to Depo or not to Depo?

Prescribing LARC: to Depo or not to Depo?

Sexual health

Carole O'Connor
RGN

Practice Nurse
Hastings

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines published in 2005 stated that long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is more cost-effective than combined oral contraception, even at one year of use. It was highlighted that if 7% of women switched from the contraceptive pill to LARC (to include Depo-Provera, Implanon and intrauterine devices), the NHS could save approximately £100m by reducing 73,000 unintended pregnancies per year.1

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