MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Contraceptive devices - hormonal (progestogen-only)

Drug Safety Update

 June 2015: Intrauterine contraception: uterine perforation—updated information on risk factors

 January 2016: Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine systems: prescribe by brand name

NICE Guidance

 CG30: Long-acting reversible contraception, updated September 2014

The intra-uterine device (IUD) is a suitable contraceptive for women of all ages irrespective of parity; however it is less appropriate for those with an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease. The doctor or nurse administering or removing the system must be fully trained and provide full counselling including where available an information leaflet.