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Continuation rates and reasons for removal among Implanon® users accessing two family planning clinics in Queensland, Australia

Harvey, Caroline , Seib, Charrlotte, & Lucke, Jayne (2009) Continuation rates and reasons for removal among Implanon® users accessing two family planning clinics in Queensland, Australia. Contraception, 80(6), pp. 527-532.

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Abstract

Background: This study examined demographic profile, continuation rates and reasons for removal among Implanon® users accessing two family planning clinics in Queensland, Australia.-----

Study Design: A retrospective chart audit of 976 women who attended for implant insertion over a 3-year period between May 2001 and May 2004.-----

Results: Continuation rates showed that at 6 months after insertion, 94% of women continued, 74% continued at 1 year and 50% continued at 2 years. Metropolitan women were more likely than rural women to discontinue use because of dissatisfaction with bleeding patterns. Cox regression analysis showed that those attending the regional clinic experienced significantly shorter time to removal.-----

Conclusions: Implanon® continuation rates and reasons for removal differ between clinics in metropolitan and rural locations. A cooling-off period did not affect the likelihood of continuation with Implanon®. Preinsertion counselling should emphasize potential changes in bleeding patterns.

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ID Code: 28093
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Implanon®, Clinical audit, Contraception, Etonogestrel implant, Discontinuation
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2009.05.132
ISSN: 0010-7824
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified (110399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PAEDIATRICS AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (111400) > Reproduction (111404)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier Inc.
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2009 11:24
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:56

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