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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Emergency Contraception

Introduction Emergency contraception is an important post-coital method of contraception to prevent pregnancy from occurring. These methods do not cause abortion. Instead, they prevent ovulation, fertilisation, and/or implantation. There are three methods by which...

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Hormonal Injections

Introduction There are two brands: Depo-Provera – administered every 12 weeks Injection of choice Aka Medroxyprogesterone acetate Noristerat –administered every 8 weeks Depo-provera is more effective than Noristerat Usually only offered as short-term treatement...

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Sterilisation

Introduction Can be controversial in some cultures Should only be undertaken in stable relationships where the couple is certain they do not want any more children Epidemiology Rates falling in developed countries UK is...

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