Implanon acceptability study Phase 1

Research status


Overview of Study

At the time of this study Implanon was a new sub-dermal contraceptive method not previously available in Australia. There was no Australian data regarding the acceptance of such a method by Australian women.

Objectives of study

The aim of this study was to survey women at the time of insertion of the device, then three and twelve months after the insertion to determine the users experience likes or dislike of the method, continuation rates and bleeding patterns.

A nested study explored the consistency of information provided by women over time by repeating questions about previous contraceptive use.

The study was carried out at Family Planning NSW clinic but also by other medical practitioners who expressed interest.

Published articles

Australian women's experience with Implanon

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