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.
Please read this guidance document in conjunction with any relevant clinical statements for this topic:
The digital version can be accessed from the BMJ SRH website: FSRH Guideline (January 2019, amended November 2020) Combined Hormonal Contraception. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health 2019; 45:Suppl 1.
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