Post pregnancy contraception

This is a new guideline from the FSRH on contraception after pregnancy. There is nothing particularly new about specific methods, but there are a few new interesting points (including a reminder that ...

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RCOG | Endometrial hyperplasia

This is a new guideline from RCOG on diagnosing and managing endometrial hyperplasia. This is a very common condition, so highly relevant for us and I had no idea on some of the management options. I ...

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RCOG | Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
This is a new guideline from the RCOG on managing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHS). Most patients will ultimately be managed in secondary care, but we need to be aware of it, as most women appa...

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Nice | Managing the menopause

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This is a new guideline from Nice on managing the menopause, both in women undergoing premature ovarian failure and in women going through it at a more normal age. There isn't much earth shattering in...

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RCOG | Polycystic ovarian syndrome

RCOG's new guideline looks at the long term health problems with polycystic ovarian syndrome PCOS. There isn't very much that's new, but I think that generally we aren't very good at following these w...

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FSRH | Male and female sterilisation

This is an updated guideline from the FSRH on male and female sterilisation. There was little that was new in this for us. One thing I don't think I was aware of, was that they can now do 'hysteroscop...

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Nice| Long acting reversible contraception

This is an updated guideline from Nice on LARC methods. The only real difference is that Implanon is no longer available and that it has been replaced by Nexplanon, hence the guidance had to be update...

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FSRH | Family planning bits and bobs

There have been several new guidelines and statements released from the FSRH in the last few weeks, which have some relevance to us. One size contraceptive diaphragm (Caya) This new guideline discusse...

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Fertility

This guideline from NICE, doesn’t really alter management for us. It outlines initial advice that should be given to couples and a lot of detail about various treatment methods, which may be helpful i...

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Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriage

For us, this guideline doesn’t change management a lot. It will have implications for secondary care, as it specifies that assessment services must be available 7 days a week and women should be seen ...

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HRT – it’s good for the heart

This article from the BMJ on the effect of hormone replacement therapy on cardiovascular events in recently postmenopausal women was bought to my attention by a member who felt that its message was im...

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Ovarian masses in premenopausal women

This Guideline outlines the management of ovarian masses in premenopausal women. If a cyst is suspected or found, take a full history, including family history and other malignancy risk factors. Ask f...

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Nice | Ovarian cancer

This is well worth a read – it changes our way of investigating women with abdominal symptoms quite a lot. Using our current system, most women are diagnosed at a late stage, so we need to do somethin...

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