Concern about poor uptake of contraceptive implants and devices

The review of Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) data published in today's Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) said a lack of appropriate technical training and medical indemnity insurance costs may also be factors exacerbating difficulties women have in obtaining information about long acting reversible contraception (LARC).

The authors said the study provided an insight into the high rates of unplanned pregnancy (50%) despite patients reporting high rates of contraceptive use (70%).

“A shift towards prescribing LARC, as