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GPs can safely prescribe a years’ worth of contraceptives at the first consultation


i give 3 months initially to see if the patient likes it or not then given yearly scripts as 2 x 6m lots so can remind patient to come in for a annual pill check, not everyone gets on with the coc so its daft to supply 12m first off. some patients like having regular periods and some don't, giving people a choice that suits them is better at improving compliance.

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30 Jan 2019

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