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J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Jan-Feb;32(1):10-12. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2019.01.180215.

Long-acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Provision by Family Physicians: Low But on the Rise.

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1
From the VA Health Services Research and Development Fellow, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, VA HSR&D Center for Innovation to Implementation, Palo Alto, CA (MC); Division of Primary Care and Population Health, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (JGS); Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (YJ, MC, AJ). meenac@stanford.edu.
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From the VA Health Services Research and Development Fellow, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, VA HSR&D Center for Innovation to Implementation, Palo Alto, CA (MC); Division of Primary Care and Population Health, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (JGS); Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (YJ, MC, AJ).

Abstract

Although the fraction of family physicians (FPs) providing Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) services increased between 2014 and 2017, the most recent estimates show that less than a quarter of family physicians include provision of LARC in their practice. Increasing the number of FPs providing LARC will help increase patients' access to the most effective forms of birth control currently available.

KEYWORDS:

Contraception; Family Physicians; Health Personnel; Primary Health Care; Women's Health

PMID:
30610136
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2019.01.180215
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Conflict of interest statement

Conflict of interest: none declared.

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