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Postnatal sexual and reproductive health
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
Health professionals should create opportunities for women and/or their partners to raise issues relating to postnatal sexual problems, body image and mental well-being, and should know where to refer if appropriate
Health professionals should allow opportunities for time alone with women in the antenatal and postnatal period, and should know how and where to access information and support for individuals affected by domestic violence
Assessment of contraceptive needs
Health professionals should find opportunities during both the antenatal and postnatal period to discuss all methods of contraception
Health professionals should assess a woman’s postpartum contraceptive needs by taking account of her personal beliefs/preferences, cultural practices, sexual activity, breastfeeding pattern, menstruation, medical and social factors
The benefits of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods in terms of efficacy should be highlighted to all postpartum women
Management of asthma in adults over 65 years of age
Development group: Gruffydd-Jones, McArthur, Murphy, Russell & Wise. This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Gruffydd-Jones K et al with the support of a grant from Teva UK Limited.