Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578879
Title:
Longer acting reversible contraception (LARC)
Authors:
Lundy, Deirdre
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578879
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Health providers have traditionally tended to favour certain forms of contraception based on the age of the patient. For example young women are typically offered options like the combined pills, patch or ring, the sub dermal Implanon NXT and the IM progestagen injection, Depo-Provera. The 2010 study, Irish Contraception and Crisis Pregnancy Study 2010 (ICCP-2010) A Survey of the General Population highlighted many young women do not use prescription contraceptives and prefer to use condoms alone. For women who are spacing their children we frequently recommend options like intrauterine devices such as the copper coil or the Mirena IUS. With older women, or couples whose family is finished, we might suggest sterilisation or just carrying on with intra uterine contraception. Frighteningly many women over 45 wrongly believe their fertility is so low that they no longer need to use contraception of any kind. The spike in unplanned pregnancy rates among this age group confirms how wrong that belief may be. In recent times we are being urged to think outside the traditional options.
Keywords:
PRACTICE NURSING; CONTRACEPTION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLundy, Deirdreen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-29T11:23:16Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-29T11:23:16Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/578879en
dc.descriptionHealth providers have traditionally tended to favour certain forms of contraception based on the age of the patient. For example young women are typically offered options like the combined pills, patch or ring, the sub dermal Implanon NXT and the IM progestagen injection, Depo-Provera. The 2010 study, Irish Contraception and Crisis Pregnancy Study 2010 (ICCP-2010) A Survey of the General Population highlighted many young women do not use prescription contraceptives and prefer to use condoms alone. For women who are spacing their children we frequently recommend options like intrauterine devices such as the copper coil or the Mirena IUS. With older women, or couples whose family is finished, we might suggest sterilisation or just carrying on with intra uterine contraception. Frighteningly many women over 45 wrongly believe their fertility is so low that they no longer need to use contraception of any kind. The spike in unplanned pregnancy rates among this age group confirms how wrong that belief may be. In recent times we are being urged to think outside the traditional options.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen
dc.subjectPRACTICE NURSINGen
dc.subjectCONTRACEPTIONen
dc.titleLonger acting reversible contraception (LARC)en
dc.typeArticleen
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