Contraception

Browse contraception news and education articles, covering combined contraceptives; contraceptive devices; long-acting reversible contraceptives; emergency contraceptives; progestogen-only contraceptives and barrier methods of contraception.

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Contraception education

Answering patients' questions on intrauterine contraception

Questions that GPs may need to answer from women considering having an IUS or IUD...

Choices in emergency contraception

How to select the best emergency contraceptive method for patients.

LARC and sterilisation options

Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman discusses long-acting reversible contraception and sterilisation.

Common contraception queries

Different contraception methods will be safest and most suitable for individual patients....

Impantation of IUDs: uptake of IUDs as emergency contraception remains low in England

Considering emergency contraception

There are three options currently available for use as emergency contraception, says...

An in-depth consultation is key to finding the right contraception (Photograph: SPL)

Women's Health - Contraception in special situations

Underlying conditions and concurrent medication influence advice, explains Dr Zara...

RCGP Curriculum - 11 Sexual health

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 11, Sexual Health, produced...

Discussing safe sex and contraception with young patients is vital

Practice dilemma - Under-age sex

The Dilemma: A 13-year-old girl attended surgery with her mum requesting she be put...

Offer a chlamydia test while discussing contraception

Opportunistic chlamydia testing

Young patients need reassurance that tests are not painful or embarrassing, says...

Contraception news

Contraceptive pill seven-day breaks 'outdated', says family planning expert

GPs prescribing the contraceptive pill should tell women that they do not need to...

Contraceptive pill linked to reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Taking oral contraceptive for seven or more consecutive years is linked to a 19%...

Coil is most effective emergency contraception, says NICE

Women requesting emergency contraception should be advised that a copper IUD is more...

RCGP chair-elect backs contraceptive advice tool for GPs

A reference tool providing up-to-date guidance for GPs on when they can safely prescribe...

HIV: image shows T-cell infected with the virus (Photo: Science Photo Library)

Contraceptive injection 'still a good option' despite increased HIV risk

The contraceptive injection should still be offered to women despite new research...

Nexplanon: LARC use increased under QOF indicators now retired (photo: SPL)

Scrapped QOF indicator increased LARC uptake, study finds

A QOF indicator for contraceptive counselling that was scrapped in the 2014/15 contract...

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