Contraceptive Implants

FAQ: Effectiveness of Contraceptive Implants beyond Labeled Use

Q: Progestin-only implants, such as Jadelle, Sino-implant (II), and Implanon, are currently approved by regulatory authorities for five, four, and three years of use, respectively. How effective are contraceptive implants if they are kept in place beyond their labeled use?

Quick Start Guide

Read this first! This five-page guide gives a step-by-step overview of how to make the most of the Training Resource Package.

Medical Eligibility Criteria Quick Reference Chart

This chart can be used to initiate or continue use of combined oral contraceptives (COCs), depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), progestin-only implants, copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) based on a complete list of all medical conditions. This resource has been updated as of October, 2015.

WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria Wheel

The WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria Wheel for Contraceptive Use - 2015 Update contains the medical eligibility criteria for starting use of contraceptive methods, based on Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 5th edition (2015), one of WHO’s evidence-based guidelines. It guides family planning providers in recommending safe and effective contraception methods for women with medical conditions or medically-relevant characteristics. Additionally, an online version of the wheel is available.

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