Long-acting reversible contraceptives: not only effective, but also a cost-effective option for the National Health Service

@article{Mavranezouli2006LongactingRC,
  title={Long-acting reversible contraceptives: not only effective, but also a cost-effective option for the National Health Service},
  author={Ifigeneia Mavranezouli and Christopher L Wilkinson},
  journal={Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={3 - 5}
}
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline on long-acting reversible contraception was published recently. The key themes of the guideline are: choice through better access and information; safety through clinical guidance and training for health care professionals; and cost effectiveness. It is this last aspect that we address in this commentary. While NICE guidance is applicable to England and Wales some aspects of it may be relevant to the provision… 
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