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FSRH CEU Guidance: Recommended Actions after incorrect Use of Combined Hormonal Contraception (e.g. late or missed pills, ring and patch) (March 2020, amended July 2021)

16 March 2020

This document provides guidance on incorrect use of: combined oral contraceptive pills, the combined vaginal ring, and the combined transdermal patch. This guidance was developed with an international team of SRH experts. The panel used the limited relevant published evidence relating to risk of pregnancy associated with incorrect use of the combined pill, patch and ring to inform a set of rules that are overcautious, but are considered to be simple enough to make them usable in practice. The guidance was peer reviewed and went out to public consultation prior to final publication. The guidance is intended for use by health professionals working in SRH, general practice and obstetric and gynaecology settings, and can also be used by women using CHC. Download the document here.

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FSRH CEU Statement on Nexplanon® Insertion Site 15 January 2020

15 January 2020

This CEU Statement provides guidance to healthcare professionals in response to a letter circulated by MSD (manufacturer of Nexplanon®) to healthcare professionals in the UK about updated guidance regarding the recommended Nexplanon® insertion site.

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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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FSRH Guideline-related Resources: Quick Reference Summary of Clinical Guidance on Overweight, Obesity and Contraception (July 2019)

10 July 2019

This summary has been written as a quick reference guide to help busy clinicians give clear, safe advice on contraception for women who are overweight or with obesity. Please refer to the full Overweight, Obesity and Contraception guideline for further information and evidence for this advice. 

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FSRH Service Standards for Record Keeping - July 2019

08 July 2019

Contemporaneous and high quality record keeping is an important aspect of clinical risk management. It ensures that clinicians and other staff have timely access to information relevant to the patient’s current episode of care. It facilitates clear communication to other involved clinicians justifying decision-making for actions taken. In the event of complaints, untoward incidents and medico-legal cases, accurate and comprehensive documentation supports prompt resolution. In addition, good clinical records support audit, management, planning, policy, commissioning and research.Download the document and save.

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FSRH Clinical Guideline: Contraceptive Choices for Young People (March 2010, amended May 2019)

01 May 2019

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals providing contraceptive services to young people in the UK. This guidance is most relevant to young people under 18 years of age but may also apply to young people up to the age of 25 years.

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FSRH Guideline-related CPD Q&A: Overweight, Obesity and Contraception (April 2019)

30 April 2019

Download and view the answers to the multiple choice questions for the Overweight, Obesity and Contraception guideline. 1 CPD credit can be claimed for answering the questions.

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