It is important to emphasise that all women react differently to hormonal contraceptives and where they fail for some, they work for others. The point of this piece is not to scare-monger, but to draw attention to the need for more research into something that could have a deeply negative impact on some women's lives. Truly informed choices can only be made... with enough information.
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Just as we must trust maths teachers to deliver GCSE maths, we must also trust that, wherever it is delivered, contraceptive advice and treatment is provided by suitably qualified professionals working to strict professional and legal standards (including the Fraser guidelines). We are not talking here about dinner ladies popping in an contraceptive implant during the lunch break. We are talking about the provision of services by doctors or nurses - the only people allowed to fit implants.