Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook – 3rd edition now available online, anytime, anywhere

Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook – 3rd edition now available online, anytime, anywhere

A new online resource to support and promote optimal clinical practice around contraception has been launched by Family Planning NSW, Family Planning Queensland and Family Planning Victoria.

With the objective of making evidence based, consensus recommendations on contraceptive practice in Australia more readily available, the state based organisations have collaborated to produce an online version of the third edition of Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook.

The online handbook and the respected, recently updated hard cover editionof Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook have been designed as practical, user friendly tools to support doctors, nurses and other health care practitioners in helping women choose the type of contraception that best suits their needs.

Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook was launched late last year and was lauded by clinicians as a comprehensive resource that draws on international research and offers evidence based information on contraceptive methods available in Australia.

The handbook provides an updated review of the different methods available, including definitions, mechanisms of action, contraindications as well as advantages and disadvantages of the different methods.It also provides updated advice on using quick start methods of contraception, drug interactions and extended hormonal regimens as well as examining options for women with a broad range of pre-existing medical conditions, young women and women who are post-natal and perimenopausal.

To subscribe to the site and to order Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook – 3rd editionvisitwww.contraceptionhandbook.org.au

“Time for Change” statement supports increased use of LARCs

“Time for Change” statement supports increased use of LARCs

SH&FPA’s “Time for Change” statement was launched at the Australasian Sexual Health Conference in Darwin. The statement makes 15 recommendations for action by clinical professional organisations, governments, research institutes, and health service providers,

to support the increased use of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) to reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion rates in Australia.

 

Everyone has the right to information about and access to safe, affordable contraceptive choices. While Family Planning Organisations do not endorse one method of contraception over another, it is essential that Australian women receive accurate evidence-based information on the safety, efficacy, advantages and disadvantages of all methods to facilitate a choice based on their personal needs, preferences and medical suitability

 

SH&FPA encourages health care practitionersto support ways to increase the use of LARCs — in view ofstudies showing that women who use LARCs reduce their risk of unintended pregnancy twenty fold.