Increasing use of long-acting contraception in primary care
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Increasing use of long-acting contraception in primary care

Rachel McKenna Contraception and sexual health nurse and sexual health adviser, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, England

Long-acting, reversible contraception is a safe and effective way to control fertility, enabling women to have the sex life they want without the risk of pregnancy. Nurses working in primary care are important in providing contraception and promoting long-acting methods. Actively reviewing staff’s knowledge about the accessibility and availability of all contraceptive methods and identifying any gaps informs decisions concerning investment in their training and development. Sexual health and the provision of contraception, as well as the promotion of long-acting contraception, can be achieved by embracing social media and technology, not only with the practice population but with staff accessing e-learning and training pathways.

Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1410


McKenna R (2018) Increasing use of long-acting contraception in primary care. Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1410

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Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 27 November 2018

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