FSRH guideline on contraception for women over 40


This summary provides guidance for healthcare practitioners working in sexual and reproductive healthcare about contraception in women over 40. Women over 40 experience a natural decline in fertility yet require contraception until they reach menopause if they wish to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. It provides advice on when contraception is needed, what is available, the suitability and safety of each method, how it should be used and when it can be stopped.

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