This resource is intended to facilitate the best-practice delivery of contraceptive services through the provision of concise and currently referenced information. The handbook is co-authored by medical experts from Family Planning NSW, Family Planning Victoria and True Relationships and Reproductive Health.
It provides up to date, accurate information on all available contraceptive methods and related clinical practice for health-care professionals. The content is based on extensive research, review and critical analysis of the most recent evidence-based literature and research.
In this edition:
The first chapter provides a practical overview of the contraceptive consultation as well as an introduction to clinical practice concepts including contraceptive effectiveness and Quick Start initiation. Subsequent chapters address individual contraceptive methods with summary tables on method initiation and method switching as well as a chapter on contraception in special circumstances.
Updated UK Medical Eligibility Criteria (UKMEC) Tables are provided for relevant chapters with an easily accessible summary table at the end of the book.
The Contraceptive Consultation
Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives
Fertility Awareness Methods
Lactational Amenorrhoea Method and Withdrawal Method
Permanent Contraceptive Methods
Contraception in Special Circumstances
UK Medical Eligibility Criteria Summary Tables