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Fast Facts: Contraception, 3rd edn

By Ailsa E Gebbie and
Katharine O'Connell White

Published 2009

116 pages, 35 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-905832-50-7

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One of the major roles of anyone working in sexual health is that of educator, and many people rely on well-informed healthcare professionals to help them choose the most appropriate method of contraception.

This completely revised third edition of Fast Facts: Contraception, by two new authors of international renown, provides a concise and practical review of all the available contraceptive methods on the market in a highly readable well-illustrated format. Highlights of this comprehensive handbook include:

  • A commonsense approach to the contraception consultation
  • Fully updated information on recently licensed products
  • Discussion of the risks, benefits and contraindications for all contraceptive methods.

Fast Facts: Contraception is an invaluable resource that will help healthcare professionals and specialists offer a broader range of contraceptive methods along with appropriate advice on the most suitable options.

Contents

  • Choosing a contraceptive method
  • Combined hormonal contraception
  • Progestogen-only methods
  • Intrauterine devices and systems
  • Barrier methods
  • Emergency contraception
  • Female sterilization
  • Vasectomy and hormonal methods for men
  • Biologically based methods
  • Postpartum contraception
  • Useful resources

Review
‘This is one of the few books on contraception which are of educational value to healthcare professionals and general readers alike, both in the UK and abroad’. The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health about Fast Facts: Contraception , second edition 

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The authors

Ailsa E Gebbie

MB ChB FRCOG FFSRH Consultant Gynecologist, NHS Lothian Family Planning Services Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


Katharine O'Connell White

MD, MPH, FACOG Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA


 

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