User Controlled Implantable Contraception: Baby, You Can Turn Me On

Over the course of this month, there has been quite a bit of press attention given to the Bimek SLV, a device purporting to be the first attempt to achieve user-reversible, surgical, male contraception. Men have, for a considerable amount of time, been left behind in the field of contraception. Women have both hormonal and […]

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Constructing Information Requests: Making The New Normal

When we collect information from our patients, we ask, often unthinkingly, for quite a lot of it. Some of it has obvious value to our consultations: how long has it been there, and where does it itch? Some of it has additional use in research, and in auditing our practice. Today, we’re going to take […]

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Nominations open for the UK Sexual Health Awards 2014

The UK Sexual Health Awards recognise outstanding work in and around sexual health. If you know of any incredible people, projects, services, campaigns, storyline or article – we want to hear about them. Whether you’re nominating yourself, the organisation you work for, someone you work with, or something that has been done by someone else; […]

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ESC – 13thCongress and call for applications for project funding

Mark your calendar: 28 till 31 May 2014 Lisbon, Portugal First announcement Check out the first announcement including: programme overview: 8 workshops, 21 congress sessions, 2 debates… abstract submission instructions (deadline 1 December 2013) registration form Register now Please find here an overview of the registration fees. You can now register through the online registration form General […]

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July Journal published as Impact Factor soars to 2.1!

The July edition of the Journal is now available online and includes: Venous thromboembolism and COCs: an ongoing saga This ongoing controversy recently resulted in the decision of the French authorities to withdraw the combined oral contraceptive (COC) containing ethinylestradiol (EE) and cyproterone acetate (i.e. Diane 35®) from the market. This consensus statement from 26 […]

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New injectable – Sayana Press and Dianette VTE update

Sayana Press® is a progestogen-only injectable contraceptive licensed for subcutaneous use. It contains 104mg of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) in 0.65ml suspension and is bioequivalent to IM depot medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is administered at intervals of 13 weeks +/- 7 days via a new delivery system (Unijet) – a single dose pre-filled injector. Although ideal for […]

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Copenhagen Impressions

European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health First Global Conference Highlights of the Congress included: Crown Princess Mary opening the Congress followed by the amazing Copenhagen drummers                                Green contraception – estrogen in water an issue, rating methods for their ‘greenness’: hormones, packaging etc. Lidegaard / Shulman / Dinger – continuing debate on […]

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April Journal – 20th Anniversary of the FSRH

Hightlights from this edition include: The FSRH’s 20th anniversary It is 20 years since the establishment of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH). In celebrating its anniversary there is much to be proud of, and indeed Community Sexual and Reproductive Health is now a specialty in its own right. Readers should find the story […]

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Depo-Provera does not increase fracture risk.

Results from a new study published in the March issue of Obstetrics and Gynaecology demonstrate that the use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) does not appear to increase fracture risk. Whilst the use of DMPA reduces serum oestrogen levels and is associated with significant loss of bone mineral density (BMD), this study shows that it […]

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Journal Online First

The following Online Firsts have been published Does a full bladder assist insertion of intrauterine contraception?: a randomised trial (Cameron, Glasier, Cooper,  Johnstone) Cameron and colleagues set out to answer a simple question: does a full bladder assist insertion of intrauterine contraception? In the world of assisted conception a full bladder had been shown to […]

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