Recommendation ID

Most women will need to use contraception for more than 30 years. Patterns of contraceptive use vary with age, ethnicity, marital status, fertility intention, education and lifestyle. Large prospective cohort studies are needed to identify:

  • patterns of use (initiation, continuation and switching between methods) of LARC methods compared with non‑LARC methods

  • factors that influence the patterns of use of LARC.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Long-acting reversible contraception
Date issued
October 2005

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 01/07/2019