Outcomes of a Two-Visit Protocol for Long Acting Reversible
The research examines outcomes of a two-visit protocol for placement of intrauterine or subdermal contraception.

Researchers identified all women ages 15-27 who received an order for an intrauterine or subdermal contraceptive. They examined the time from order to contraceptive placement and the reasons for incomplete orders.

Investigators identified 1192 unique patients who received 1323 orders for intrauterine or subdermal contraceptives; 68% were completed at a second visit. The median time from order to placement was 22 days. Of incomplete orders, 41% were related to the logistics of a subsequent visit. 28% of patients had a subsequent pregnancy within the study period.

In particular, efforts to provide same-day access for all contraceptive methods are needed.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2021.07.107