Accessible Contraceptive Implant Removal Services: An Essential Element of Quality Service Delivery and Scale-Up

Glob Health Sci Pract. 2016 Sep 29;4(3):366-72. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00096. Print 2016 Sep 28.


Use of contraceptive implants has surged in recent years, yet emerging data show a deficit of service delivery capacity and coverage for implant removals. The number of projected removals needed in the 69 FP2020 focus countries in 2018 (4.9–5.8 million) is more than twice that estimated for 2015 (2.2 million). We must proactively plan and execute high-quality implant removal services in order to fulfill the exceptional promise of implants in meeting client needs and advancing toward FP2020 goals.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Africa South of the Sahara
  • Contraceptive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Contraceptive Agents, Female / therapeutic use
  • Contraceptive Devices / statistics & numerical data*
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Family Planning Services / organization & administration*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Quality of Health Care*


  • Contraceptive Agents
  • Contraceptive Agents, Female