The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) has been made aware that the Reflexions® flat spring diaphragm range, manufactured by Williams Medical, is being discontinued in the UK.
This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on elective male sterilisation (vasectomy) and female sterilisation (tubal occlusion) in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or service that undertakes or refers individuals for either procedure. This guidance has been jointly developed with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
This is a summary of the recommendations made in the FSRH Clinical Guidance Male and Female Sterilisation. This guidance has been jointly developed with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
Diaphragms are non-hormonal barrier methods of contraception that protect women against pregnancy by preventing sperm reaching the cervix. A single size contraceptive cap, FemCap, has been available since 2004, but until recently diaphragm products have been made in a range of sizes and designs. As a result women may have been required to try several types of diaphragm during the fitting process.
Risk Management is an approach to improving the quality and safety of health care by identifying circumstances that put patients and staff at risk and acting to prevent or control those risks.
CEU Statement Vasectomy and prostate cancer Jul 2014
This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals providing contraceptive services to women with cardiac disease in the UK.
A quality contraceptive service is vital in giving women and men of all ages choice and control over their reproduction, and is key to avoiding unplanned pregnancies and planning families. Contraception is a highly cost-effective intervention, which plays an important public health role in improving the lives of individuals, families and communities.
With the introduction of the process of revalidation for doctors, appraisal has been standardised and this has been supported by the Medical Appraisal Guide, Model Appraisal Form Guidance for this has already been published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare outlining what supporting evidence should be provided at appraisal.
Jaydess® is a levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) newly launched in the UK for contraception. It is a smaller, lower dose version of the Mirena® LNG-IUS.