Committee Opinion No 672: Clinical Challenges of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods

Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep;128(3):e69-77. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001644.


Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods are the most effective reversible contraceptives and have an excellent safety record. Although uncommon, possible long-acting reversible contraceptive complications should be included in the informed consent process. Obstetrician-gynecologists and other gynecologic care providers should understand the diagnosis and management of common clinical challenges. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends the algorithms included in this document for management of the most common clinical challenges.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Consensus
  • Contraception* / instrumentation
  • Contraception* / methods
  • Device Removal / methods
  • Equipment Safety
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intrauterine Devices / adverse effects*
  • Patient Care Management / methods
  • Patient Selection
  • Societies, Medical