Offering a comprehensive guide to contraception and sexual health, the new edition of this practical handbook has been fully updated with the latest clinical guidance, research and methods, including new technologies.
Giving clear and detailed information about all contraceptive methods, including how to use them, contra-indications, interactions and common patient anxieties, this guide takes an integrated approach to sexual health. It includes updated chapters on the consultation, person-centred care, anatomy and physiology, and sexually transmitted infections. The new edition adds content on pharmacology for independent prescribers, pornography, trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other issues related to safeguarding, LGBT sexuality, and new technologies such as apps, online screening kits and SH24.
With plenty of self-assessment exercises, question and answers, and case scenarios, the Handbook of Contraception and Sexual Health is an essential read for all nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working in community health and primary care settings.
Table of Contents
1. The Consultation
2. Anatomy and Physiology
3. Fertility Awareness
4. Sexually transmitted infections
5. Male Methods
6. Female barrier methods
7. Combined contraceptive pills
8. Progestogen pills
13. Emergency contraception
Suzanne Everett is a senior nurse practitioner in sexual health and a senior lecturer and senior teaching fellow in sexual health at Middlesex University. She is currently undertaking a PhD in sexuality and nursing.