The Contraception Priority Setting Partnership (PSP), a research project led by FSRH’s Clinical Studies Group, has brought together healthcare practitioners and patients to define the most important research priorities in contraception. The outcome, a top 10 list of research issues, was launched during FSRH’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) and should inform future research in the area.
Individuals who use, have used or have considered using contraception as well as healthcare professionals who provide contraceptive care have come together to define the most important research issues in contraception. These are questions which are crucial for patients and healthcare professionals alike, but are only partially or not answered by science to date. In turn, the questions should inform future research in this area. The top 10 is the outcome of a two-year project led by FSRH’s Clinical Studies Group (CSG), under the guise of the Contraception Priority Setting Partnership (Contraception PSP).
The following are what the Contraception PSP found to be the top 10 issues in need of research in contraception:
Dr Judith Stephenson, Chair of FSRH’s Clinical Studies Group and Margaret Pyke Professor of Sexual & Reproductive Health, commented:
“As far as I know this is the first time anywhere that people who use contraception have been asked systematically about the kind of research they want us to do on their behalf. There are interesting differences between the priorities of patients and healthcare professionals, so reaching consensus on the top 10 priorities has been a really useful process to guide future research into contraception.”
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You can find more information in the press release below.