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Overweight and obesity influence contraceptive choice

2019-06-28T14:11:00+01:00By , Dr Annabel Forsythe

Dr Annabel Forsythe and Valerie Warner Findlay explore the latest recommendations from the FSRH about contraceptive use in women who are overweight or obese


FSRH recommends tailoring CHC regimens to widen contraceptive choice


Dr Katie Boog explores updated guidance from the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare on combined hormonal contraception, including how to assess suitability and discuss risks, benefits, and tailored regimens

Breast abscess

Breast pain: what’s the diagnosis?


Dr Toni Hazell uses case studies to explore three possible causes of breast pain (mastalgia) and how each condition should be managed in primary care

women's health

Heavy menstrual bleeding: new treatments offer more options


Dr Rachel Brown explores updated NICE recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding

Preconception advice

Pregnancy: take opportunities to promote planning and prevention

2018-12-19T12:07:00+00:00By Dr Sue Mann

Dr Sue Mann explains why pregnancy planning is important and how preconception care can improve maternal and child health outcomes

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Related Guidelines summaries

  • NICE LARC guideline

    Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:50 GMT

    This guideline covers important points to raise with women that may benefit from long-acting reversible contraception

  • NICE recommendations for women with pelvic organ prolapse

    Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:55 GMT

    Summary includes recommendations on non-surgical management of prolapse, and assessment and management of complications associated with mesh surgery.

  • Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women: management

    Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:33 GMT

    Summary of NICE guidance covers history taking, assessing urinary incontinence, investigations, non-surgical management, and indicators for referral.

  • SIGN FASD guideline

    Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:59 GMT

    Failure to recognise prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) as a possible cause of behavioural difficulties, such as ADHD, may contribute to adverse outcomes for the child. This summary covers the identification of children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure and includes a succinct and helpful diagnostic algorithm.

  • Uncomplicated recurrent UTI guideline

    Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:07 GMT

    This guideline was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Rees J et al with the support of a grant from a pharmaceutical company.