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FSRH CEU Statement: Oral Contraceptives and Multiple Sclerosis (March 2014)

File size: 59kb | Date: 1 March 2014 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Various news stories have reported the findings detailed in the AAN press release which stated that compared to women who did not use hormonal contraceptives, women who did, were 35 percent more likely to develop Multiple Sclerosis and that the findings suggested that hormonal contraception may be contributing to the rise in the rate of MS among women.

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FSRH Clinical Guideline: Progestogen-only Implant (February 2014)

File size: 710kb | Date: 1 February 2014 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of progestogen-only implants currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

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FSRH CEU Statement: Response to new reports of link between COC and Glaucoma (November 2013)

File size: 55kb | Date: 1 November 2013 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Following a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology a number of media reports have reported a possible link between use of combined oral contraception (COC) and glaucoma. There is limited data investigating combined hormonal contraceptives on glaucoma. One cohort study suggested that 5 or more years of COC use was associated with a 25% increase in the risk of glaucoma. Two UK cohort studies did not find consistent evidence of an increased risk.

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FSRH CEU Statement: Strengthening of Warnings about use of Dianette and other brands of co-cyprindiol (June 2013)

File size: 58kb | Date: 1 June 2013 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Following a recent safety review, a letter has been issued to healthcare professionals from the manufacturers of Dianette® and other cyproterone acetate 2 mg/ ethinylestradiol 35 mcg (co-cyprindiol) products. The review by the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) followed concerns about the risk of thrombosis associated with co-cyprindiol. With the agreement of the EMA and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), a letter has been issued to raise awareness of the thrombosis risks and the outcome of the review.

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FSRH New Product Review: Sayana Press® (June 2013)

File size: 140kb | Date: 1 June 2013 | New Product Reviews - PDF

Injectable progestogen-only contraception is a popular and effective method of contraception and until now, in the UK has largely been administered as Depo-Provera®, an intramuscular (IM) injection of 150mg medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA).

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FSRH New Product Review: Estradiol/Nomegestrol Combined Pill, Zoely© (May 2013)

File size: 269kb | Date: 1 May 2013 | New Product Reviews - PDF

The combined oral contraceptive Zoely® (Merck, Sharp, and Dohme Limited) has been licensed in Europe since 2011 and will be available in the UK from May 2013. Zoely will be the second UK combined oral contraceptive (COC) to contain estradiol and to be formulated as an extended regimen since the introduction of Qlaira® (Bayer plc.)

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FSRH Clinical Standards for Resuscitation Jan 2013

File size: 1123kb | Date: 1 January 2013 | Clinical Standards - PDF

This document provides standards for resuscitation in sexual and reproductive health service settings. This document should be used in conjunction with national guidelines from other relevant professional bodies and locally agreed policies and procedures. It is important that each service identifies the level of equipment and training needed to deal with common emergencies on the basis of a local risk assessment.

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FSRH Clinical Standards All Service Standards Jan 2013

File size: 7901kb | Date: 1 January 2013 | Clinical Standards - PDF

These Standards are recommended for organisations providing contraceptive/sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, including pregnancy planning, pregnancy choices, abortion, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as sexual wellbeing and health promotion.