FSRH acquires dedicated online patient resource ‘Contraception Choices'

Posted 8 May 2024

Date: 08 May 2024

Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements

We are excited to announce that we have acquired the Contraception Choices website for dedicated online patient resources.

Developed by a team of doctors, nurses, and researchers from University College London (UCL) in collaboration with young women, Contraception Choices aims to help people decide which method of contraception might suit them best through information based on research evidence and theory, professional guidelines, and user views and experiences of contraception. 

Founding team members from UCL, Professor Judith Stephenson and Dr Julia Bailey said:

“Developing and testing the Contraception Choices website at UCL was an intense four-year process that taught me a great deal about how women view contraception.  The wonderful feedback we’ve had from users, including contraception providers, nails it as one of the projects I am most proud of.  Six years on, I’m confident that Contraception Choices will have an excellent new home with the FSRH.” 

Professor Judith Stephenson, Margaret Pyke Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health at University College London (UCL)
  "There is never enough time to explain the pros and cons of different contraception methods in clinic settings - we developed the Contraception Choices website to meet a need for clear information which addresses user concerns. Contraception Choices offers tailored advice, which is useful before, during and after consultations (What's Right for Me). I am proud that the Contraception Choices website attracts thousands of visitors with no advertising. Judith Stephenson and I are very pleased that the website now has a secure future within the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare."

Dr Julia Bailey, Speciality Doctor in Community Sexual Health, Associate Professor at University College London (UCL)
Gary Waltham, FSRH CEO said,

“The FSRH 2023-26 strategy commits to us enhancing the accessibility of high-quality SRH information available in the public domain. Taking ownership of the Contraception Choices website truly supports us in achieving this aim and we are very proud to be taking on this important role. My huge thanks to UCL and those who have worked so hard over a number of years in developing and maintaining this excellent resource. It is an honour for us to now be leading on the product and we look forward to working with our members to support people in making informed, evidenced based choices on their contraceptive method. I am extremely grateful to Drs Jessica Hepplewhite, Alice Maw, Harriet Beeching, Beth McMahon, Jessica Duckworth and Amy Berry for their fantastic support in being our lead clinical reviewers as we transition the site to the FSRH domain”.