Contraception

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has a set of information leaflets on contraception.

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Brook Advisory Centres

Provides sexual health and contraceptive advice.

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Caledonia Youth

Caledonia Youth provides confidential support in both educational and clinical environments to enable all young people (under 25) in Scotland to make informed, responsible choices about their personal and sexual relationships.

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fpa (formerly the Family Planning Association)

Provides sexual health and contraceptive advice.

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Sexual Health

Information from Youthhealthtalk.

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Long-acting reversible contraception

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Hysteroscopic sterilisation by tubal cannulation and placement of intrafallopian implant

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

A faculty of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists which produces guidelines on various aspects of contraception. Aimed at health professionals but of interest to all.

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International Planned Parenthood Federation, the (IPPF)

Links national autonomous Family Planning Associations (FPAs) in over 150 countries worldwide. It is registered as a charity in the United Kingdom and is the largest voluntary organization in the world to be concerned with family planning and sexual and reproductive health.

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Marie Stopes International

International reproductive healthcare charity working in 25 countries providing one and a half million women and their families with family planning and birth control.

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Natural Family Planning (Fertility)

Information from Fertility UK.

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Contraception

Information from Women’s Health Concern.

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Sterilisation for men and women: what you need to know

Information from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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Contraception

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Emergency hormonal contraception

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Contraception

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Intrauterine device (IUD)

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Combined contraceptive pill

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Condoms (male and female)

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Contraceptive implants and injections

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Contraceptive patch

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Progestogen-only pill

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Diaphragms and caps

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Emergency contraceptive pill

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Emergency contraception

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Intrauterine device (IUD)

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Intrauterine system (IUS)

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Female sterilisation

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Male contraceptive pill

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.