Contraception for Specific Populations

Contraception for Specific Populations

FSRH CEU Statement: Contraception for Women with Eating Disorders (May 2018)

01 May 2018

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. Download the document here.

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FSRH CEU Statement: Management of women taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications who request intrauterine contraception or subdermal implants (March 2017)

01 March 2017

This statement aims to encourage the consistent and safe management of women requesting intrauterine contraception (IUC) and subdermal implants (SDI) who are taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications. It is primarily aimed at clinicians working in primary care and community sexual and reproductive health clinics.

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FSRH CEU Statement: Contraceptive Options for Women with Prolactinoma (September 2012)

01 September 2012

A prolactinoma is a benign pituitary gland tumour that results in the over production of prolactin (hyperprolactinaemia). Microprolactinomas are small and measure less than 10mm. Those measuring more than 10mm are known as macroprolactinomas. Symptoms of prolactinoma are caused by too much prolactin or from the pressure of a macroprolactinoma on surrounding tissues.

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FSRH CEU Statement: Provision of LARC methods to young women in the UK (July 2015)

01 July 2015

The recent article in the Telegraph newspaper has highlighted the complex issues surrounding sexual activity in young women in the UK. Whilst it is true that the legal age of consent to sexual activity in the UK is 16 years, surveys suggest that almost one in three young people will have had sexual intercourse by this age.

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FSRH CEU Statement: Contraception advice for individuals travelling to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics and their partners (revised 28 July 2016)

28 July 2016

After reviewing the available body of evidence, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the USA have concluded that a causal relationship exists between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies. Cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus are still being reported in Brazil and most of its neighbouring countries.

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Weight, Obesity and Contraception

FSRH CEU Statement: Contraception and Weight Gain (August 2019)

12 August 2019

This statement reviews and summarises the available evidence regarding the effect of contraception on weight. Looking at each method individually, the FSRH CEU advises clinicians regarding proven and theoretical associations between contraceptive options and weight/BMI.

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Young People

FSRH CEU Statement: Provision of LARC methods to young women in the UK (July 2015)

01 July 2015

The recent article in the Telegraph newspaper has highlighted the complex issues surrounding sexual activity in young women in the UK. Whilst it is true that the legal age of consent to sexual activity in the UK is 16 years, surveys suggest that almost one in three young people will have had sexual intercourse by this age.

This document is up-to-date