Coils (IUD and IUS)

Intrauterine System – IUS aka Mirena Coil This is a progesterone only contraceptive, and releases levonorgestrel directly into the uterine cavity. It is licensed for use as: Contraceptive Treatment for menorrhagia Symptoms usually subside...

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Condoms

Condoms This is a form of barrier contraception, and stops the sperm from reaching the egg. These are easily accessible, cheap to buy, and can also be procured free of charge from health care...

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Contraception

Background info 1/3 of pregnancies are unplanned The UK government now promotes long acting reversible contraception (LARC) (e.g. IUD, IUS, implant)as the best method of contraception because: Reduced chance of patient error – e.g....

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Gonorrhoea

Introduction Gonorrhoea (aka the clap) Nisseria Gonorrhoae (aka Gonococcus, GC)is a Gram-negative intracellular diplococcus. It only infects humans, and likes moist areas, typically infecting the genitourinary tracts, retum, pharynx and conjunctiva. It is particularly...

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HIV and AIDS

Introduction Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was first identified in 1983. Left untreated, it causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In the developed world its spread is relatively limited, and modern treatment means that life expectancy...

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