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Changes in use of hormonal long‐acting reversible contraceptive methods in Australia 2006 – 2018

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Changes in use of hormonal long‐acting reversible contraceptive methods in Australia between 2006 and 2018: A population‐based study Luke E. Grzeskowiak,  Helen Calabretto, Natalie Amos, Danielle Mazza, Jenni Ilomaki ANZJOG First published: 23 October 2020,  Abstract: Background Long‐acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are promoted internationally as a key strategy for reducing unintended...

Shortage of norethisterone-containing pills in Australia: Advice for GPs

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July/August 2020 The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) advises: Consumers and health professionals are advised that there is a shortage of oral contraceptive pills containing the combination ethinylestradiol and norethisterone. The affected products are: Brevinor – norethisterone 0.5 mg and ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms Norimin – norethisterone 0.5 mg and ethinylestradiol 35...

Updated IMPLANON NXT Procedures Statement

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SHINE SA, September 2020 The contraceptive implant (Implanon NXT) is one of the most effective contraceptives available. Along with the hormonal and copper IUDs, it is classified as Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) which are recommended as first-line options for all people choosing to use contraception. SHINE SA wish to alert clinicians to important updated information about Implanon...

RACGP offers new suite of IUD resources

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RACGP, 25th August 2020 The newly released suite consists of five intrauterine device (IUD) resources, including a checklist and patient confirmation form, patient pre- and post-insertion checklist, practitioner checklist and disclaimer. Current evidence-based options for pain relief during IUD procedures are provided as an appendix. Dr Amy Moten, Chair of the RACGP Specific Interests Sexual...

Women taking pill may be less likely to suffer ACL injury, study finds

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The Guardian, Fri 3 May 2019 09.01 AESTLast modified on Fri 3 May 2019 09.50 AEST Women on the combined pill appear to be less likely to tear a key ligament in their knee, research suggests.  Tears to the ACL are known to be more common in women than men, with previous research suggesting fluctuations in hormones during the menstrual cycle, including oestrogen, might play a role by increasing the...

Efficacy of Contraceptive Methods chart – new edition 2019

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Family Planning Alliance Australia, 2019
How effective is each contraceptive method? This revised chart compares methods of contraception for their efficacy. 
The figures have been derived by expert consensus using results from a variety of studies, selecting figures from studies which appear to be most comparable to Australian conditions.

Download chart (PDF) here 

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