Sexual health

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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FSRH | Progesterone only pills (POP)

This is an updated guideline from the FSRH on POPs. There is little new, but I have summarised the bits I found interesting. Follow up Women can be given 12m worth at the initial visit. Using POP in p...

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FSRH | Intrauterine contraception

This is an updated guideline from the FSRH. There isn't really anything very new in this, so I've just summarised some of the things I wasn't aware of or was a bit hazy on. Method of action Copper int...

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FSRH | Depot contraception

This is an updated guideline on the injectable contraceptive from the FSRH. The main new advice is that although women should be advised to swap to an alternative form of contraception after age 50, t...

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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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BASHH | HIV testing window

This statement from BASHH advises that new 'fourth generation' HIV tests will detect the majority of infected patients at four weeks post infection, which is much earlier than older tests. These tests...

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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 The only real difference is that Implanon is no longer available and that it has been replaced by Nexplanon, hence the guidance had to be update...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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FSRH | St John’s Wort and contraceptives

The FSRH have released new advice about St John's Wort use with contraceptives. It's use has been linked to pregnancies with the COC, POP and with the implant. Women should be advised when being start...

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FSRH | Progestogen-only implants

This updated guideline on progesterone-only implants is from the FSRH. There a few points of interest. Some just clarify old advice, others are completely new. I've listed the most useful bits: Replac...

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