Highly Commended in the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards!
the best feature is the user-friendly and consistent nature of the format. Each
method of contraception has a dedicated chapter with an identical outline
showcasing factual and practical content using bulleted text, tables and
pictograms.... The book would be useful for medical students that are `new' to
the subject as the outline of the chapters lends itself to seamless grasping of
new information. However, the practical application of the factual information
is ideal for both gynaecological and family planning trainees, nurses that work
within the field and general practitioners." Ulster Medical Journal 2016:85(3):211
This revised edition has been updated to include the 2016 UK Medical
Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive use, as well as other updates. It helps
healthcare professionals to provide up to date and practical guidance on all
the commonly used contraceptive methods:
combined oral contraceptive (COCs), patches, and
progestogen-only pills (POPs), progestogen-only
injectables and implants
copper intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the levonorgestrel
diaphragms, cervical caps, and male and female
natural fertility awareness advice/kits
male and female sterilisation.
Made Easy is the ideal practical reference guide for GPs and other
healthcare professionals involved in the provision of contraceptive advice.
Laura Percy is a Specialist Registrar in Community Sexual and Reproductive
health. Diana Mansour is a Consultant in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive
Healthcare and Head of the Integrated Sexual Health Services for Newcastle upon
Tyne, UK. She is also a Faculty Officer and Treasurer for the Faculty of Sexual
and Reproductive Health Care, UK.
1. Introduction 2. The contraception consultation 3. Special groups 4. Combined hormonal contraception 5. Progestogen-only pill 6. Injectable contraception 7. Contraceptive implant 8. Intrauterine system 9. Copper intrauterine devices 10. Barrier methods 11. Fertility awareness 12. Male and female sterilization 13. Emergency contraception 14. STIs, safe sex and sexual assault 15. Unplanned pregnancy Appendix - Summary of the UKMEC for contraceptive use