FSRH CEU Statement: Contraception for Women with Eating Disorders

Posted 29 May 2018

Date: 29 May 2018

Type: FSRH Clinical Guidance and Clinical Statements

The purpose of this statement is to inform clinicans about issues relating to contraception for women who have eating disorders. It outlines the advantages and disadvantages of contraceptive methods for women in this group.

Sexually active women of reproductive age with eating disorders require effective contraception despite the fact that amenorrhoea and anovulation are common in this population.

This statement provides clinicians with a resource for best helping women with eating disorders choose the most appropriate and acceptable contraception for them. 

The full statement is available below to view and download.