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Comment & Response
July 2017

Residency Training in Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods

Author Affiliations
  • 1General Internal Medicine Primary Care Program, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 2Department of Medicine Primary Care Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • 3Division of General Internal Medicine Primary Care Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):1061-1062. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2101

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

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