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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FSRH CEU Response to study: Analysis of reports of unintended pregnancies associated with the combined use of non-enzyme inducing antibiotics and hormonal contraceptives - August 2020
This statement is a response to a new paper published in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine Journal suggesting that antibiotics may lessen the effectiveness of hormonal contraception.
FSRH CEU Statement : New advice from the MHRA regarding cyproterone acetate: how does this affect prescribing of Co-cyprindiol/Dianette® for acne/hirsutism? July 2020
This statement is a response to new advice from the MHRA regarding use of cyproterone acetate and risk of meningioma.
AoMRC, BMA, NHS Confederation, NHS Providers, RCN and UNISON statement: Supporting the health and care workforce beyond COVID-19
This statement addresses the issues faced by the health and care workforce before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FSRH CEU: Provision of contraception by maternity services after childbirth during the Covid-19 Pandemic April 2020
FSRH CEU has produced an information sheet to support the provision of contraception by maternity services after childbirth during the Covid-19 outbreak.
FSRH CEU recommendation on extended use of the etonogestrel implant and 52mg levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system during COVID restrictions
At present, to reduce risk of coronavirus transmission, non-essential face-to-face contact with healthcare providers is being minimised where possible. Replacement procedures for long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) devices that have recently expired are non-essential. This FSRH CEU statement provides recommendation on extended use of the etonogestrel implant and 52mg levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system during COVID restrictions.
FSRH CEU clinical advice to support provision of effective contraception during the COVID-19 outbreak
During Covid19-related restriction in face-to-face contact with healthcare professionals, FSRH CEU offers the following clinical advice to support ongoing provision of effective contraception. Provision of effective contraception (this may be a bridging method in the short term) and emergency contraception are considered priority services.
This statement reviews and summarises the available evidence regarding the effect of contraception on weight. Looking at each method individually, the FSRH CEU advises clinicians regarding proven and theoretical associations between contraceptive options and weight/BMI.
FSRH CEU statement on antibiotic cover for urgent insertion of intrauterine contraception in women at high risk of STI (May 2019)
This statement provides guidance on antibiotic cover for urgent insertion of intrauterine contraception in women at high risk of STI. Download the full document here.
FSRH CEU Response to published study: Maternal use of hormonal contraception and risk of childhood leukemia: a nationwide, populate-based cohort study (September 2018)
A Danish database study suggests that children born to women who have used hormonal contraception (HC) in the three months prior to conception or in early pregnancy are at increased risk of developing childhood non-lymphoid leukaemia compared with children whose mothers have never used HC. The FSRH CEU provides a critical appraisal of the study in this statement.
FSRH CEU Statement: Combined oral contraceptive interference with the ability of ulipristal acetate to delay ovulation: A prospective cohort study (August 2018)
Evidence from new study supports the existing FSRH recommendation that commencement of hormonal contraception should be delayed for 5 days after UPA-EC. Published 28/8/2018.