This section provides information and advice for healthcare professionals. There are also many useful links to various websites.
Faculty of sexual and Reproductive healthcare.
This website has information on all aspects of contraception, and the Clinical Effectiveness Unit can answer many clinical quieries. www.fsrh.org
There is new guidance on quick starting hormonal contraception after Ulliprital acetate Emergency Contraception.Click here to see CEU statement
UK medical eligibility criteria:
Method specific guidance
For more detailed guidance on: Barrier methods, Combined hormonal contraception, Emergency contraception, Intrauterine methods, Progestogen-only contraceptives and sterilization, and for advice on the management of unscheduled vaginal bleeding in women using hormonal contraception, click here.
For advice on drug interactions, click here.
Contraception for specific populations.
For contraception in specific populations including the over 40s, young people, those with cardiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease click here.
For up to date statements on contraception such as latest advice for impalpable implants and advice for women travelling to the Olympics click here
For guidelines on the management of heavy menstrual bleeding, click here.
For guidelines on under 18 conceptions and STI's, click here.
There is a deep implant service which G.Ps can refer to in Plymouth. If an implant is impalpable, removal should not be attempted but we are happy to receive referrals for assessment and possible guided removal if appropriate.
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV is the UK's leading professional organisation dealing with all aspects of Sexual Health Care including clinical guidelines, information about STIs and HIV and current research in the field of sexual health.