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Use of long acting contraception rises

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Use of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) has continued to rise, according to the NHS Information Centre.

The contraceptives now account for 26 per cent of primary methods of contraception among women attending NHS community contraceptive clinics, up from 24 per cent last year and 18 per cent in 2003-04.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists faculty of sexual and reproductive healthcare vice president Alyson Elliman said government funding for LARC training in 2008 had led to it being offered in most community contraception clinics.

For statistics and data collection by the NHS on contraception click here


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