What are the elements of informed consent for contraceptive implants?

Updated: Jan 29, 2018
  • Author: Megan Brady Shannon, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Informed consent should be obtained. The practitioner should explain the implant’s efficacy, complications of insertion, likely changes in bleeding pattern, and why other women have chosen to stop using this form of birth control.


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