Efficacy of contraception methods
Contraceptive Implant - Implanon NXT
Sexual Health Victoria (SHV) patients are provided with this information:
An Update for doctors, nurses and midwives regarding changes to Implanon NXT procedures
Sexual Health Victoria wish to alert clinicians to important updated information about Implanon NXT procedures following an update of the product information in January 2020. These changes have been made to avoid the large blood vessels and nerves within and around the sulcus between biceps and triceps and reflect published research
Guidance for the management of troublesome vaginal bleeding with progestogen-only long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)
Contraception after pregnancy
Contraception for Users Over 40 Years: Information for Health Practitioner
Hormonal IUDs comparison chart for clinicians to use with patients
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives Available in Australia
Quick Start refers to the practice of starting hormonal contraception outside the time that is traditionally recommended.
Traditionally, hormonal contraception is started at the beginning of a person's next menstrual period. This excludes the risk of pregnancy and the need to use an additional method of contraception for the first seven days. The Quick Start principle balances the need to start contraception immediately with the possibility that an early pregnancy may not be excluded.
Missed Oral Contraceptive Advice
Menstrual cup information for health practitioners
RACGP Webinar: Crisis averted – Emergency contraception and IUDs
SHV’s Medial Educator Sara Whitburn has featured in this RACGP Crisis averted – Emergency contraception and IUDs (10 September 2019) webinar linked below.
Telephone clinical advice for health professionals
Sexual Health Victoria is able to offer clinical advice to health professionals working with clients in other health settings. The service provides advice and guidance on reproductive and sexual health issues. A SHV reproductive and sexual health nurse is available via telephone as the first point of contact. Call (03) 9257 0100 and ask to speak with the resource nurse.
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