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FSRH announces the publication of the updated FSRH Combined Hormonal Contraception Guideline: The updated FSRH guidance on combined hormonal contraception (CHC) highlights new recommendations – and reminds us of important messages about safety and effectiveness. In addition you can read the interim guidance on incorrect use of combined...

Johannes Bitzer (Editor-in-Chief) chose the following paper as highlight from the latest issue of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care: A strategic action framework for multipurpose prevention technologies combining contraceptive hormones and antiretroviral drugs to prevent pregnancy and HIV Bethany Young Holt, Laura Dellplain, Mitchell...

WHO has launched an App for its Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use. This digital tool will facilitate the task of family planning providers in recommending safe, effective and acceptable contraception methods for women with medical conditions or medically-relevant characteristics. Recommendations on the initiation and continuing...

The Emergency Contraception Wheel (available in English and French) is a counselling tool created in 2016 by the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ECEC), with support of the European Society of Contraception. It summarizes up-to-date and evidence-based technical information about three emergency contraception (EC) methods:...

FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) organized it’s 22nd World Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Rio De Janeiro, Brasil in October 14-19, 2018. As expected, the meeting was very large (some 11.000 participants) and included multiple sessions (more than 20 parallel sessions!) covering a...

White Paper on contraception access in Europe by the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF). This document, together with the 2017’s Council of Europe report on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Europe, are two essential references and tools for those working...

ESC Granted projects 2018 Internet application and education for young people via Facebook Applicant: Tereza Smrhova Kovacs (Czech Republic) Survey on the attitudes, knowledge and practices on emergency contraceptive pill among Polish physicians Applicant: Krystyna Kacpura (Poland) Actual issues of contraception and reproductive health of Ukrainian military women...

This annual event on 26th September once again produced many and varied events around the world. Thank you to all those who told us what was happening where you are. We joined with our partner organisations using social media to publicise these and to continue...

The Spanish Society of Contraception produced a 'Manifest' at the occasion of World Contraception Day 2018: "Teenager: it's your life, but our future". The alarming increase in sexually transmitted diseases (gonorrhea, syphilis, AIDS, chlamydia, HIV, etc.), the persistence of the same rates of voluntary termination...