Birth and pregnancy experts fail to deliver on contraception advice

Health care professionals who provide contraceptive services outside of general practice are unlikely to discuss long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants for women without children — despite their proven safety, effectiveness and convenience.A review published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing analysed the views of non-GP practitioners often tasked with delivering contraceptive advice. It found lack of knowledge, time constraints and inaccurate personal beliefs shaped their reluctance to recommend these superior contraception methods.