New UK guidelines on EC published

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) of the United Kingdom recently released a new guideline on emergency contraception.

This new guideline, which includes recommendations on LNG and UPA EC pills as well as on the use of IUD for EC, has been developed by the FSRH and brings together evidence and expert opinion on the provision of EC to women following unprotected or inadequately protected sexual intercourse. The guideline was developed with a team of experts in the relevant fields and has been extensively peer reviewed in accordance with the methodology used for developing FSRH Clinical Guidelines. Part of the review process included a month-long open call for public consultation on the draft of the guideline. FSRH used a participatory and transparent process in updating the document and welcomed feedback from those outside of their organization.

We recommend that you access the guideline directly from the FSRH website (here) to ensure that you have the most up-to-date version.