Therapeutics: Newer non-oral hormonal contraception
This article forms one of a series of occasional articles published in the BMJ on therapeutics for common or serious conditions, covering new drugs and old drugs with important new indications or concerns. The current article focuses on newer non-oral hormonal contraception and the following topics are discussed: . What newer non-oral hormonal contraceptive methods are available? . How well do these methods work? . How safe are these methods? . What are the precautions? . How are they taken and monitored? . How do these methods compare with other methods? . How cost effective are non-oral hormonal methods of contraception?