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NMIC Bulletin Vol. 27 No. 6 Update on Contraception (2): Use In Specific Populations

22 December, 2021

Update on Contraception (2): Use In Specific Populations

  • Women should be informed that oral emergency contraceptives delay ovulation, however ovulation may still occur in the same cycle; there may be a risk of pregnancy from future unprotected sexual intercourse in that cycle
  • Drug interactions should always be considered when prescribing hormonal contraceptives due to the potential risk of contraceptive failure or other adverse effects
  • Progestogen-only contraceptives are the hormonal contraceptives of choice in breastfeeding women
  • The UK Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) website has a number of useful guidance documents on contraception for specific populations