Meeting Report: The Contraceptive Implant in South Africa

By  Naomi Lince-Deroche  |  | 

South Africa’s new Contraceptive and Fertility Planning Policy and Service Delivery Guidelines were launched in early 2014. These include a focus on expanding access to and uptake of long-acting and reversible methods, through repositioning of existing methods (such as the IUD) as well as introduction of a new method, the subdermal implant. Roll out of the new implant is underway, and recently an article in the Mail and Guardian2,3 highlighted that there are challenges with the service, including both provider- and user-related concerns.

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