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May 30, 2018

We are joined by Dr Deirdre Lundy, Women’s Health Faculty with ICGP, and Dr Shirley McQuade, Medical Director of Dublin Well Woman Centre.

Deirdre and Shirley discuss recent developments in contraception including LARC in the younger woman, back-to-back pill prescribing, and practical pearls from the experts.

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01:57 LARC in Younger Women
06:17 Ethical Dilemma
12:18 Back to Back OCP
17:50 OCP Reminder
20:59 Coil in the Nulliparous Woman/Post LLETZ
23:46 The Holistic Consultation

26:18 Practical Pearls from the Experts

Episode 15 Selected Websites & Resources (Mentioned during the show):

John Guillebaud Contraception Today (Book on Amazon):


My Pill App (Smart Phone App):


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