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National Contraception Clinical Guidelines

Source: South Africa National Department of Health
Publication Date: February 6, 2013

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Contraception recommendations from the South Africa National Department of Health designed to support modern practice in South Africa and to reflect changes occurring during the last decade in the fields of HIV, contraceptive technology, and related research. Topics addressed include: an overview of the World Health Organisation’s medical eligibility criteria; key clinical practice issues in the South African context; long-acting reversible contraception; method-specific contraception guidelines, including contraceptive and fertility information and counselling offered as a component of a comprehensive HIV and sexual and reproductive health care package; guidelines for the provision of services for people with special needs, including adolescents, menopausal women, women with physical/mental disabilities, and women with chronic conditions; and issues relating to contraception and HIV, including HIV acquisition, transmission, disease progression, and drug interactions as well as specific contraception methods in the context of HIV.

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Keywords: HIV - Prevention, HIV - Drug-Drug Interactions, HIV - Women