FSRH publishes Clinical Guideline on Combined Hormonal Contraception and Short Summary for FSRH Members

Posted 21 January 2019

Date: 21 Jan 2019

Type: FSRH Clinical Guidance and Clinical Statements

FSRH has published updated Clinical Guideline on Combined Hormonal Contraception and a Quick Reference Guide for FSRH members.

FSRH Clinical Guideline on Combined Hormonal Contraception

This FSRH guideline provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of combined hormonal contraceptives (i.e. the combined oral contraceptive pill, transdermal patch and vaginal ring) currently available in the UK. It is intended for use by any healthcare professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK. The aim of the guideline is to support provision and use of safe, effective contraception that best suits a woman’s needs.

Click here to view the FSRH Guideline


Quick Reference Summary – written for FSRH members

We are aware that busy clinicians do not always have time to read the full guideline, which includes the evidence base for recommendations.

A much shorter ‘Quick Reference Summary’ has also been developed by the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) to support busy clinicians. This is an FSRH Members’ benefit and can be downloaded from the ‘My Resources & Newsletter’ section of ‘My FSRH’ behind the log in area.

View the Summary Here


Webinar on FSRH Combined Hormonal Contraception Guideline

FSRH members are able to watch the webinar which accompanies the updated guideline for free. The 45 minute webinar delivered by Dr Sarah Hardman from FSRH’s CEU, talks through the main changes included in this update to the guideline. FSRH members can login to ‘MyFSRH’ to watch the webinar at their convenience. Non-members can pay for access to webinars on demand.

Log in to 'My FSRH' FSRH Webinars on Demand for non-members


Interim FSRH Guidance on Incorrect Use of Combined Hormonal Contraception

Interim FSRH Guidance on Incorrect Use of CHC has been published alongside the CHC guideline. The FSRH CEU will be convening an international panel of experts in early Spring 2019 to update this guidance which is expected to be available in Autumn 2019.

View the FSRH Interim Guidance