Edited by Janet Medforth, Susan Battersby, Maggie Evans, Beverley Marsh and Angela Walker

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199584673
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729867 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Nursing


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Contraception 524

Lactational amenorrhoea method 528

Combined oral contraceptive: ‘the pill’ 530

When the pill may not be effective 532

Contraceptive patch 535

Contraceptive vaginal ring 536

Progesterone-only pill 538

Implant 542

Injectables 546

Mirena® intrauterine system 549

Intrauterine devices 550

Female condom 556...

Chapter.  12355 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Midwifery ; Obstetrics

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