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Hormonal contraception

Drug interactions and hormonal contraception

CYP450 enzymes increase clearance of contraceptive hormones, making them less effective. This includes all combined hormonal contraceptives, all progestogen-only pills (POP), the etonogestrel implant...

How to complete a safe and effective contraceptive consultation

The FSRH have produced a service standard for record keeping in sexual and reproductive healthcare consultations (FSRH, 2019a). It recommends clear documentation of clinical history, assessment,...

How to relate progestogen-only pill guidance to clinical practice

There will soon be four different POPs available in the UK. Most clinicians will be familiar with the desogestrel (DSG) 75 µg POP and the two ‘traditional’ POPs, levonorgestrel (LNG) 30 µg and...

Non-contraceptive benefits of hormonal contraception

There is extensive evidence from epidemiological studies that combined oral contraceptives offer a reduction in the risk of ovarian, endometrial and colorectal cancers. Additionally, intrauterine and...

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