July 2019: In March 2019 we revised our decision on how to implement the recommendations of our October 2017 review. Although no new evidence was identified, we noted significant changes in how we commission and provide contraceptive services in England. We have removed the recommendations in this guideline that no longer fit with current practice. There are also many new LARC products now available. See our Long-acting reversible contraception: implementation resource summary for links to the latest information.
September 2014: We reviewed the evidence for progestogen-only subdermal implants and updated the recommendations in section 1.5.
Minor changes since publication
August 2015: The definition of long-acting reversible contraception has been corrected, by removing mention of combined vaginal rings. The recommendations do not cover combined vaginal rings.