Instruments and Supplies for Insertion and Removal of Hormonal Implants
Stockouts of contraceptive commodities and other needed equipment, instruments, and supplies for family planning provision are commonly reported in service programs. Unavailability of either the method itself or of other needed instruments and supplies means that implants services are also unavailable. Thus, attention to logistics is critical, and must include instruments expendable medical supplies as well as the contraceptive implant itself. The table in this brief indicates which instruments and supplies are needed for both insertion and removal of the hormonal implants currently available: Implanon, Jadelle, and Sino-implant (II).