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Contraception

Checked: 23-04-2023 by 5 Rob Adams Next Review: 23-03-2023

Overview

For an overview of contraception choices and safety see the following:

For patient advice on contraception choices then see:

Prescribing

Please see the BNSSG formulary page for local prescribing advice on oral COC, oral POP, patches and parenteral progesterone only options:

For more detailed  advice on Long Acting Contraception and Emergency Contraception see:

Resources

Fraser Criteria - competency guidelines for under 16s



Efforts are made to ensure the accuracy and agreement of these guidelines, including any content uploaded, referred to or linked to from the system. However, BNSSG ICB cannot guarantee this. This guidance does not override the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer, in accordance with the mental capacity act, and informed by the summary of product characteristics of any drugs they are considering. Practitioners are required to perform their duties in accordance with the law and their regulators and nothing in this guidance should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.

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