What is The Course of 5?

The Course of 5 (C5) is the 2nd stage of the new DFSRH blended learning training package – it provides a link between the theory element (e-SRH) and the practical, clinical assessments (ACP). What is involved in C5? 5 one-hour, assessed workshops in groups of no more than 4 per facilitator. These are usually offered […]

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Journal highlights – April issue

This quarter’s Journal includes the following: Redefinition of women’s health care Last year the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists published ‘High Quality Women’s Health Care: a Proposal for Change’ that proposed a radical change to the structure of UK women’s health services. Andrew Horne and Johannes Bitzer discuss this exciting document from both a […]

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CQC visits to Abortion clinics announced to media ahead of providers

This report from Jennie Bristow (editor, Abortion Review) 23 March 2012 UK: Health Secretary launches shock wave of inspections on abortion clinics The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, yesterday announced to the UK media that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) would be carrying out a series of ‘unannounced inspections’ on abortion clinics throughout the UK to […]

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The UK Sexual Health Awards 2012 winners announced

The celebration, hosted by Nitin Ganatra (Eastenders), to mark the hard work and dedication of people involved in sexual health across the UK took place at Troxy, London. Celebrities, including Janet Ellis, Zoe Margolis, Sharon Marshall, Johnny Partridge and our own Susan Quilliam and Alison Hadley were in attendance to show support and present awards to: […]

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

“This International Women’s Day, the world’s women have much to celebrate: maternal mortality rates are declining after years of stagnation; the importance of maternal health is receiving unprecedented attention; and one solution in our efforts to save women’s lives during childbirth, misoprostol, is gaining significant traction globally. But we have further to go for the […]

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‘Sexual Pleasures’ Lecture at RSM

Susan Quilliam, Consumer Correspondent of the JFPRHC writes: Last Friday saw the ‘Sexual Pleasures’ lecture, a regular annual event in the RSM’s Sexuality and Sexual Health section’s seminar calendar. The Journal was delighted to see that Lesley Smith, curator of Tutbury Castle, specialist in historical sexuality, and author of many a fascinating article for our […]

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America and abortion

America finds itself in the throes of abortion furore again – in real life and virtually. In a case that could potentially have long term consequences (whatever the result) in the same way as the Roe v Wade landmark legal decision did in 1973 Jennie McCormack’s fight is set to make its way up through […]

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Faculty News

Amendments to FSRH Guidance Documents: Drug Interactions and Emergency Contraception Drug Interactions (2011): Page 9 of the original version of this CEU Guidance Document (issued in January 2011) incorrectly stated that the interaction between lamotrigine and combined hormonal contraception (CHC) only applies to lamotrigine monotherapy. CHC also reduces lamotrigine levels when lamotrigine is combined with […]

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Journal: January 2012 and News

The January edition of the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care includes a number of articles previously available at Online First (the Dinger/Shapiro VTE commentary, Advances in IUD training by Connolly & Rybowski and Brown’s study looking at young mens’ views on contraception) as well as: a thought-provoking commentary by Raine-Fenning et al […]

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More on the Million Women Study Critique, International Day of Zero Tolerance Day for FGM and Involving Fathers in Maternity Care

Shapiro Million Women Study (MWS) Critique There has been more publicity around the Shapiro Million Women Study (MWS) critique: Does hormone replacement therapy cause breast cancer? An application of causal principles to three studies. Part 4. The Million Women Study by Samuel Shapiro, Richard D T Farmer, John C Stevenson, Henry G Burger, Alfred O […]

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