Implants: Tools for Providers

Women consider effectiveness the most important factor when they choose a contraceptive method, but also consider side effects and safety. Counseling helps a woman decide if a method suits her needs, preferences, and current situation. This reports provides checklists and tables to help the family planning provider to: 1) counsel clients about implants; 2) identify women who may not be able to use implants for medical reasons; 3) review the steps for appropriate infection prevention during insertion and removal of implants; 4) counsel women about changes in monthly bleeding; 5) review the insertion and removal steps for new implants; and 6) answer questions about implants.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Center for Communication Programs,The INFO Project