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Safety in Lactation: Progestogen-only contraceptives

30 October 2020Progesterone-only contraceptives (POC) are administered orally, by depot injection, intradermal implant or intra-uterine device. There is no evidence that POCs have any effects on breastfeeding…

Emergency contraception and breast-feeding

28 October 2020It is possible for a woman to get pregnant again very soon after the birth of a baby, even if breastfeeding, and even if periods…

Does St John’s Wort interact with combined and progestogen only hormonal contraception?

1 June 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence regarding an interaction between St John’s Wort and combined and progestogen only hormonal contraceptives. Summary The interaction…

Does St John’s Wort interact with Emergency Hormonal Contraception?

13 May 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence regarding an interaction between St John’s Wort and emergency hormonal contraception. Summary Levonorgestrel is a progestogen commonly…

Reproductive Health Patient Group Direction (PGD) Templates

25 March 2020SPS and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH), with the support of specialist stakeholders working within clinical practice, have produced PGD templates for…

Is there a lactose-free oral contraceptive?

29 March 2019All licensed oral contraceptives currently available on prescription contain lactose. This Medicines Q&A lists lactose-free, non-oral alternatives.