Offering a comprehensive guide to contraception and sexual health, the new edition of this practical handbook has been fully updated with the latest clinical guidance, research and methods, including new technologies.

Giving clear and detailed information about all contraceptive methods, including how to use them, contra-indications, interactions and common patient anxieties, this guide takes an integrated approach to sexual health. It includes updated chapters on the consultation, person-centred care, anatomy and physiology, and sexually transmitted infections. The new edition adds content on pharmacology for independent prescribers, pornography, trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other issues related to safeguarding, LGBT sexuality, and new technologies such as apps, online screening kits and SH24.

With plenty of self-assessment exercises, question and answers, and case scenarios, the Handbook of Contraception and Sexual Health is an essential read for all nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working in community health and primary care settings.

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chapter 1|8 pages

The consultation

chapter 2|9 pages

The person

chapter 3|12 pages

Anatomy and physiology

chapter 5|10 pages

Sexually transmitted infections

chapter 6|13 pages

Male methods

chapter 7|16 pages

Female barrier methods

chapter 8|30 pages

Combined methods

chapter 9|10 pages

Progestogen-only pills

chapter 10|9 pages

Injectable contraception

chapter 11|8 pages

Contraceptive implants

chapter 12|13 pages

The intrauterine device (IUD)

chapter 13|11 pages

The intrauterine system (IUS)

chapter 14|15 pages

Emergency contraception

chapter 15|6 pages

Female sterilisation

chapter 16|6 pages

Preconceptual care

chapter 17|7 pages

Pregnancy – wanted and unwanted