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FSRH CEU Statement: Response to new reports of link between COC and Glaucoma (November 2013)

01 November 2013

Following a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology a number of media reports have reported a possible link between use of combined oral contraception (COC) and glaucoma. There is limited data investigating combined hormonal contraceptives on glaucoma. One cohort study suggested that 5 or more years of COC use was associated with a 25% increase in the risk of glaucoma. Two UK cohort studies did not find consistent evidence of an increased risk.

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FSRH CEU Statement: Strengthening of Warnings about use of Dianette and other brands of co-cyprindiol (June 2013)

01 June 2013

Following a recent safety review, a letter has been issued to healthcare professionals from the manufacturers of Dianette® and other cyproterone acetate 2 mg/ ethinylestradiol 35 mcg (co-cyprindiol) products. The review by the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) followed concerns about the risk of thrombosis associated with co-cyprindiol. With the agreement of the EMA and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), a letter has been issued to raise awareness of the thrombosis risks and the outcome of the review.

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FSRH New Product Review: Sayana Press® (June 2013)

01 June 2013

Injectable progestogen-only contraception is a popular and effective method of contraception and until now, in the UK has largely been administered as Depo-Provera®, an intramuscular (IM) injection of 150mg medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA).

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FSRH Clinical Standards All Service Standards Jan 2013

01 January 2013

These Standards are recommended for organisations providing contraceptive/sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, including pregnancy planning, pregnancy choices, abortion, prevention and treatmentof sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as sexual wellbeing and health promotion.

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Maintaining Good Medical Practice

01 March 2001

It has always been a professional responsibility to provide the highest standard of care within the community. However, recently, doctors within the United Kingdom are expected to be able to demonstrate their fitness to practice within clinical governance and revalidation. In line with other professional groups and particularly in line with the Colleges and Faculties with whom we work - the RCOG, the RCGP and the Faculty of Public Health Medicine - it is important for us to demonstrate the elements of maintaining good medical practice within our specialist areas.

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