Contraception: Your Questions Answered, 6th Edition

Contraception: Your Questions Answered

6th Edition

By John Guillebaud, MA, FRCSEd, FRCOG(Hon), FFSRH(Hon), FCOG(SA), Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, University College London, UK; Trustee of the Margaret Pyke Memorial Trust, Formerly Medical Director of the Margaret Pyke Family Planning Centre, London, UK; Surgeon, Elliot-Smith Vasectomy Clinic, Oxford, UK and Anne MacGregor


1. Introduction: the population explosion, sexual and contraceptive history-taking and counselling - the importance of fertility control.

2. Aspects of human fertility and fertility awareness: natural birth control.

3. Male methods of contraception.

4. Vaginal methods of contraception.

5. The combined oral contraceptive - selection and eligibility.

6. The combined oral contraceptive - follow-up arrangements and new routes of administration.

7. The progestogen-only pill.

8. Injectables and implants.

9. Intrauterine devices and systems.

10. Emergency (postcoital) contraception.

11. Contraception for the young, the not quite so young - and in future.

Further reading. Websites. Appendices.