Legal aspects of contraceptive implants
Rowlands, Sam (2010) Legal aspects of contraceptive implants. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, Vol.36 (No.4). pp. 243-248. ISSN 1471-1893
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1783/147118910793048485
Key message points
- There has been litigation in relation to the three types of harm associated with contraceptive implants: non-insertion, deep insertion and nerve injury.
- Recommendations for safe clinical practice can be derived from analysis of legal cases and published case reports.
- Nerve injury has invariably been caused by clinicians without upper limb surgical skills attempting difficult removals.
- The launch of the updated single-rod implant (Nexplanon®) may hold the best possibility for harm reduction.
- Litigation in relation to side effects can lead to the withdrawal of safe and effective contraceptive products, so reducing choice for women
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||K Law > KD England and Wales
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Contraceptive drug implants -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain, Medical errors -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care|
|Publisher:||Professional, Managerial & Healthcare Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||October 2010|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 243-248|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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