To the Editor With regard to the Viewpoint1 by Ciccariello in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine on the consequences of defunding Planned Parenthood, we agree that primary care physicians should learn how to provide long-acting reversible contraception. Such methods include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants, which are rapidly reversible, highly effective, and are the recommended first-line contraceptive options by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.2 These methods, however, remain underused in the United States.3
Geary M, Prifti C, Bachorik A. Residency Training in Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):1061–1062. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2101
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