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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…

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.
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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