About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about long-acting reversible contraception that is set out in NICE guideline 30.

This is an update of advice on Long-acting reversible contraception that NICE produced in 2005, and amends the advice on contraceptive implants.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are thinking about using long-acting reversible contraception.

The table in Long-acting reversible contraception: how the methods compare has some information to help you make the decision about whether long-acting reversible contraception is right for you and, if it is, which method to choose.

But this information does not tell you everything you may need to know about choosing and using the different methods of long-acting reversible contraception, or about other types of contraception. See More information for other sources of advice and support.

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