Method Specific

Intrauterine Contraception

FSRH Clinical Guideline: Intrauterine Contraception (April 2015, amended October 2015)

01 October 2015

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of intrauterine contraception (IUC) currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK. This guideline was updated in October 2015

This document is up-to-date

Progestogen-only Implants

FSRH Clinical Guideline: Progestogen-only Implant (February 2014)

01 February 2014

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of progestogen-only implants currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

Please read this guidance document in conjunction with any relevant clinical statements for this topic.
These can be found by visiting the Clinical Statements section.

Progestogen-only Injectables

FSRH Clinical Guideline: Progestogen-only Injectable (December 2014, Amended April 2019)

01 April 2019

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of progestogen-only injectables or Depo provera currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK. Keywords associated with this guidance include: progestogen-only injectables, bone density dmpa, depo, depo provera, Sayana Press.

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Progestogen-only Pills

FSRH Clinical Guideline: Progestogen-only Pills (March 2015, Amended April 2019)

01 April 2019

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of progestogen-only pills or POP currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

This document is up-to-date

Combined Hormonal Contraception

FSRH Clinical Guideline: Combined Hormonal Contraception (January 2019, Amended July 2019)

01 February 2019

This guidance 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 combined vaginal ring) currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

This document is up-to-date

FSRH CEU Guidance: Combined Hormonal Contraception Quick Reference Summary (January 2019)

01 January 2019

This summary has been written as a quick reference guide to help busy clinicians to give clear, safe advice on combined hormonal contraception (CHC). Please refer to the full 2018 FSRH CHC Clinical Guideline for further information and evidence for this advice. This document is written for FSRH members and requires you to log in to access it.

This document is up-to-date

Barrier Methods

FSRH Clinical Guideline: Barrier Methods for Contraception and STI Prevention (August 2012, amended October 2015)

01 October 2015

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of barrier methods for contraception and STI prevention. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

Please read this guidance document in conjunction with any relevant clinical statements for this topic.
These can be found by visiting the Clinical Statements section.

Male and Female Sterilisation

FSRH Clinical Guideline: Male and Female Sterilisation (September 2014)

01 September 2014

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on elective male sterilisation (vasectomy) and female sterilisation (tubal occlusion) in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or service that undertakes or refers individuals for either procedure. This guidance has been jointly developed with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

This document is up-to-date

Switching or Starting Methods of Contraception

Fertility Awareness Methods

FSRH Clinical Guideline: Fertility Awareness Methods (June 2015)

01 June 2015

This is a new guidance document that provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points on the use of fertility awareness methods (FAM) for the purpose of preventing and/or spacing pregnancies. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

This document is up-to-date