Updated Clinical Guidance Published: Quick Starting Contraception

Posted 25 April 2017

Date: 25 Apr 2017

Type: FSRH Clinical Guidance and Clinical Statements

FSRH have updated and published the Quick Starting Contraception Guideline

This update of the 2010 Quick Starting Contraception guideline has been developed by the FSRH and brings together evidence and expert opinion on the provision of contraception to women at any time in their cycle.

The guideline was developed with a team of experts in the relevant fields and has been extensively peer reviewed in accordance with methodology used for developing FSRH Clinical Guidelines.

This guideline is intended for UK clinicians including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) clinicians, general practitioners (GP), nurses, and any other healthcare professional involved in advising and caring for women who present for contraception.

Dr Diana Mansour, Vice President for Clinical Quality, commented: 

“Quick Starting Contraception 2017 supports decision making regarding immediate commencement of contraceptive methods, including situations in which very early pregnancy cannot be absolutely excluded. Guidance is also clarified for starting hormonal contraception after oral emergency contraception.”

Join us for our webinar about this guideline taking place on 16th May 2017. Register online now. FSRH members can attend for free.