Updated Clinical Guideline Published: Contraception for Women Aged Over 40 Years

Posted 31 August 2017

Date: 31 Aug 2017

Type: FSRH News and Announcements

Author: FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit

The updated FSRH Guideline Contraception for Women Aged Over 40 Years has been published.

This update of the 2010 Contraception for Women Aged Over 40 Years guideline has been developed by the FSRH and brings together evidence and expert opinion on contraception for women aged over 40 years. 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. The guidance is intended for use by health professionals working in SRH, general practice and obstetric and gynaecology settings.


This guideline covers contraception: when it is needed, what is available, the suitability and safety of each method, how it should be used and when it can be stopped. Topics such as assisted reproductive technology (ART), managing menopause and alternative treatments for hormone replacement therapy are not within the scope of this guideline.

Read and download the updated guideline here.

Join us for our webinar about this guideline taking place on 27th September 2017. Register online now to attend. FSRH members can attend for free by logging into 'MyFSRH' and navigating to 'My Webinars' to register online.

Read the CEU responses below to the public consultation undertaken earlier in 2017.