Associate Membership of FSRH

Once you have completed your Letter of Competence in Subdermal Implant Techniques (LoC SDI IR) or our Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques (LoC IUT) you have the option to join us as an Associate member. By joining us and maintaining your membership, you will gain a range of membership benefits, including free recertification of your LoC. 

Our Associate membership benefits include:

Clinical guidance and support:

FSRH Members Evidence Request Service

Our FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) provides an evidence-based enquiry service for members. They will conduct a literature review and summarise the available evidence in relation to a particular medical condition and/or contraceptive method.

Watch our video which explains how to access and use our Members Evidence Request service. You can also read a sample question and response.

FSRH's clinical guidance and standards

Our FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Committee oversees our Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU), which works to promote evidence-based clinical practice. The unit has 4 main work streams: evidence-based guidance (including the review and update of the UK Medical Eligibility Criteria); members’ evidence request; new product reviews and clinical audit/research.

Clinical guidance

Our Clinical Standards are designed to support both individual clinicians and those managing or commissioning SRH services. They ensure that high quality patient care is delivered as standard, and are based on available clinical evidence and best practice examples. Auditable outcomes are integrated within our standards, helping you to practically apply these and benchmark. 

Clinical standards


CPD opportunities:

FSRH webinars for members and candidates

Our FSRH webinars are free to access for our members. Current members and candidates can log in to access previous webinar recordings now. 

Our webinars cover a range of SRH topics and are a mixture of presentations, case studies, interactive voting and Q&A sessions. They will help you to gain a deeper understanding of how our latest clinical guidance will impact and inform your practice. Here’s some examples of our previously recorded webinar topic areas:

  • Combined Hormonal Contraception
  • FSRH Overweight, Obesity and Contraception
  • Contraception for Women Aged Over 40

 Watch our webinar on the UKMEC for free below:

FSRH's BMJ SRH is our quarterly peer-reviewed journal online and in print for members

BMJ SRH 2018 Front CoverFSRH’s online edition of the BMJ SRH is available free to Impact Factor BMJ SRHmembers of FSRH online through our website. Members of FSRH also receive a printed copy each quarter.

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health is an international journal that promotes evidence-informed practice for contraception, abortion and all aspects of sexual and reproductive health. The journal publishes research papers, topical debates and commentaries to shape policy, improve patient-centred clinical care, and to set the stage for future areas of research.
Jointly owned by the FSRH and BMJ, the journal will continue to be published quarterly in print and online and distributed to eligible FSRH members. Members also have access to the full online archive of Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

Articles are relevant and informative for SRH professionals or individuals interested in learning more about the subject. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication, please see the author guidelines.

Free recertification of your qualification

If you hold our Diploma (DFSRH) and/or our Letters of Competence in Subdermal Contraceptive Implant Techniques (LoC SDI) or our Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques (LoC IUT), we require recertification of these qualifcations every five years.

This is to ensure that you have developed and maintained the knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour needed to provide safe and effective sexual and reproductive health care (SRH).

As a member you can recertify free of charge, as this is a benefit included in your annual membership fee. 

However, you must have paid your membership fee continuously for the five years leading up to recertifying. 

Access and discounts to our events

We offer member discounts to our upcoming FSRH events and conferences. 

You can join us live or watch later on-demand after the event takes place. You can find these in the access resources section of our FSRH Training Hub .


Getting involved: 

Participate in our FSRH elections and committees

Getting involved in our work can really benefit your professional development. It can provide you with leadership opportunities in our education work and our Council - as well as the opportunity to hear and network with other SRH professionals.

Our vacancies are regularly advertised in our member e-bulletins and on our news section of our website.