Gynecology Book


Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Aka: Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
  1. Preparations: Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
    1. Contraceptive Implants (Etonogestrel Progesterone Implants)
      1. Nexplanon
      2. Other devices no longer available in U.S.
        1. Implanon (replaced by Nexplanon in 2012; Nexplanon utilizes an easier inserter)
        2. Norplant (1993-2002 in U.S., 6 rod Levonorgestrel system)
    2. Intrauterine Devices (IUD)
      1. See Intrauterine Device
      2. Copper T-380A IUD (Paragard, ten year IUD)
      3. Progesterone IUDs (Levonorgestrel)
        1. Mirena (5 year Progesterone IUD)
        2. Kyleena (5 year Progesterone IUD)
        3. Liletta (4 year Progesterone IUD, was 3 years prior to 2017 FDA decision)
        4. Skyla (3 year Progesterone IUD)
  2. References
    1. Prine (2018) Am Fam Physician 98(5): 304-9 [PubMed]

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