Emergency contraception—quick guide for GPs

This quick guide covers the key points for GPs on the use of emergency contraception (EC), based on the recommendations in the FSRH Guideline: emergency contraception.
Emergency contraception—quick guide for GPs

This quick guide* covers the key points for GPs on the use of emergency contraception (EC), based on the recommendations in the FSRH Guideline: emergency contraception. It answers the following questions:

  1. When should EC be offered?
  2. What EC type should be offered?
    • Table summary of the three EC choices and related considerations
    • Tips to remember when offering EC
    • Guidance for the use of EC in patients aged <16 years
  3. What are recommendations on starting EC?
  4. What advice should be provided?

You are also recommended to refer to the FSRH decision-making algorithms for EC on:

  • the copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) versus oral EC >>View
  • levonorgestrel EC (LNG-EC) vs ulipristal acetate EC (UPA-EC) >>View

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