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How to simplify a woman's pathway to the contraceptive implant

A woman seeking contraception may have several visits to a medical practice before reaching a contraceptive choice that may suit her as an individual.2 These visits may involve interactions with a range of staff from receptionists to healthcare professionals (HCPs).

Woman presents at practice seeking contraception: counselling

NICE recommends all women requiring contraception should be given information about and offered a choice of all methods, including LARC methods.3 Discussing which contraceptive method may best suit the woman would involve understanding her situation and needs.

Contraceptive Match offers materials to help patients understand the various contraceptive options available. You could download and print the Contraceptive Match PDF, which covers advantages and drawbacks of a range of contraceptive options, and leave it in your clinic for women to read before they attend their first appointment.
Contraceptive Match >*

*Clicking this link will open an Organon-sponsored PDF.

If NEXPLANON® is chosen as the most suitable contraceptive.
Are you trained to fit NEXPLANON®?

NO

Refer to a trained NEXPLANON® fitter

  • Make sure you and your colleagues know who is trained to fit NEXPLANON® in your clinic, in order to refer any women seeking NEXPLANON®
  • Download the referral letter template to simplify the referral process
YES

NEXPLANON® may be fitted at this appointment

It is strongly recommended that NEXPLANON® be inserted and removed only by HCPs who have completed training for the use of NEXPLANON® applicator and techniques for insertion and removal of the NEXPLANON® implant, and, where appropriate, that supervision be requested prior to inserting or removing the implant1

LARC: long-acting reversible contraceptive

References

  1. NEXPLANON® Summary of Product Characteristics
  2. Advisory Group on Contraception. Private lives, Public health: The changing shape of contraceptive services in England post-2013. December 2016. Available at: http://theagc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Private-lives-public-health-Final.pdf. Accessed September 2021
  3. NICE. Long-acting reversible contraception. Clinical guidance (CG)30, updated July 2019. Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg30. Accessed September 2021

GB-XPL-115001 | Date of preparation: September 2021

GB-XPL-115072 | Date of preparation: September 2021