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a condom imageJune 1 2018

A resource to help clinicians make recommendations around contraception for women with eating disorders has been published. 

Drawn up by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Clinical Effectiveness Unit (FRSH CEU), the document points out that “sexually active women of reproductive age with eating disorders require effective contraception despite the fact that amenorrhoea and anovulation are common in this population.”

It says that underweight women need to be aware of the increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes when underweight and should be advised to delay conception until the condition is in remission. 

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods are considered the most effective method of contraception for women with eating disorders. “Although combined hormonal contraceptives are commonly used to provide bone protection, they have not been shown to protect bone mineral density in women with anorexia,” says the resource.

It includes summaries of research explaining the recommendations and reviews contraceptive types considering advantages and disadvantages.

Link:
FSRH statement            

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