What is included in patient education about contraceptive implants?

Updated: Jan 29, 2018
  • Author: Megan Brady Shannon, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Patients who desire a contraceptive implant should be counseled on other birth control methods before choosing this device. The practitioner should show the patient the implant palpation simulator that Merck provides to clinicians so her expectation of how the implant feels after insertion is realistic.


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