This CEU Statement provides guidance to healthcare professionals in response to a letter circulated by MSD (manufacturer of Nexplanon®) to healthcare professionals in the UK about updated guidance regarding the recommended Nexplanon® insertion site.
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A new study (Edelman 2022) adds to the evidence around use of LNG-EC by those with higher weight/BMI but does not give a clear enough picture to inform any change in guidance.
A recently-published literature review considers the evidence around mechanism of action of levonorgestrel oral emergency contraception (LNG-EC). The findings support current FSRH guidance on emergency contraception, and are reassuring for those with ethical concerns about post-ovulation effects.
This FSRH Statement responses to a recently published cohort study, which used information from Finnish databases, assessed incidence of confirmed venous thromboembolic (VTE) events in 2018/19 amongst the roughly 300,000 Finnish people aged 15-49 who were using hormonal contraception (HC) in 2017 (identified from the prescribing database) and age-matched controls who were not using hormonal contraception.
This FSRH Satement notes the availability and dispensive of the combined vaginal contraceptive rings in the UK.
The Clinical Effectiveness Unit have had a number of recent queries around the extended use of LARC during COVID19. We would like to remind Members that extended use of LARC was recommended only when health risk associated with COVID19 transmission was at its highest.
Benilexa® (Gedeon Richter) - a 52mg levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) with a reloadable one-handed insertion device - is now available in the UK. Benilexa is licensed for 6 years of use for contraception. It is not licensed for endometrial protection as part of HRT. This FSRH CEU Resource provides a table which compares the product characteristics of LNG-IUS devices currently available in the UK, Benilexa®, Levosert®, Mirena®, Kyleena® and Jaydess®.
This FSRH Statement reviews two desogestrel 75mcg progestogen-only pill (POP) available over-the-counter as Pharmacy Medicines.
Statement from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG), the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and the British Society of Abortion Care Providers (BSACP) regarding the advent of telemedical abortion care and the safeguarding of young people.
Recent media reports have highlighted cases of individuals who have experienced distressing intrauterine contraception (IUC) fitting. Read and download the FSRH statement on pain associated with intrauterine contraception.
This statement relates to a field safety notice released by intrauterine device manufacturer Eurogine in 2018 and 2019.