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Insertion of etonogestrel (e.g. Nexplanon®) 68mg subdermal implant for contraception: PGD template

4 October 2021A PGD template developed by SPS and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH).

Administration of lidocaine injection to facilitate insertion and/or removal of subdermal etonogestrel (e.g. Nexplanon®) implant: PGD template

4 October 2021A PGD template developed by SPS and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH).

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…

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.
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Lactation Safety Information

Yes
Nonhormonal contraception or oral POC until 6 weeks postpartum
Limited published evidence of safety
Small risk of interference with early lactation
10 August 2020