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Norplant: the uses of a new contraceptive

08 February 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical famiiy planning

Norplant is a subdermal implant providing contraceptive protection over a five-year period. After worldwide trials, it has been available in the UK since September...

Emergency contraception

30 June 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

The authors outline practical issues related to emergency contraception.

Who makes crucial decisions on reproduction and contraception?

01 October 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article describes the findings of an online survey exploring contraception for people with learning disabilities. The survey reveals that this is a complex...

Exploring interprofessional education on sexual health needs

09 April 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article describes the evolution and evaluation of a workshop for students undertaking the DipHE and BSc(Hons) in learning disability nursing and BMid(Hons)...

Nurse-led management of contraceptive services

25 June 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the role of the practice nurse (PN) in the provision of health assessment for contraceptive choices. PNs who have an extended role as an...

Sexual revolution

08 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Feature

The FPA – formerly the Family Planning Association – celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Since its inception, the association’s remit has broadened from the...

Supplying emergency contraception to adolescents: the nurse’s role

26 November 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores issues surrounding the supply of emergency contraception to adolescents to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy. It explains the female...

Contraceptive choices for women with learning disabilities

29 February 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article reports the results of interviews with 19 women with learning disabilities about their experiences of making decisions about contraception. It builds...

Striking a balance between safety and free expression of sexuality

29 June 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 emphasises the importance of assessing people’s capacity to make decisions about their lives. This is especially important when...

Advice on personal safety for women with learning disabilities

29 June 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Women with learning disabilities have the same emotional needs, drives and desires and as anyone else, but are more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation than the...