Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
- Emergency contraception: clinical outcomesAnna Glasier
University of Edinburgh and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Edinburgh, UK
Contraception 87:309-13. 2013..However, unless these other methods of contraception are also made easily available from pharmacies, improved access to EC risks unlinking its use with use of subsequent ongoing contraception...
- Can we identify women at risk of pregnancy despite using emergency contraception? Data from randomized trials of ulipristal acetate and levonorgestrelAnna Glasier
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Contraception 84:363-7. 2011..Emergency contraception (EC) does not always work. Clinicians should be aware of potential risk factors for EC failure...
- Community pharmacists providing emergency contraception give little advice about future contraceptive use: a mystery shopper studyAnna Glasier
NHS Lothian Family Planning and Well Woman Services, 18 Dean Terrace, Edinburgh, EH4 1NL Scotland, UK
Contraception 82:538-42. 2010..We undertook a study to evaluate the quality of service provision in community pharmacies in Lothian, Scotland, and to determine what advice is given about contraception after EC use...
- Implantable contraceptives for women: effectiveness, discontinuation rates, return of fertility, and outcome of pregnanciesAnna Glasier
Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust and University of Edinburgh, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Edinburgh, UK
Contraception 65:29-37. 2002..There is no increase in the risk of ectopic pregnancy, fetal malformation, or impaired infant health in pregnancies conceived either during implant use or after removal...
- Why are rates of sterilization in decline? A pilot study designed to explore reasons for declining female sterilization in ScotlandZhong E Chen
Public Health Sciences, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, Scotland, UK
Contraception 78:309-14. 2008....
- The acceptability of self-administration of subcutaneous Depo-ProveraFatim Lakha
NHS Lothian Primary and Community Division, Family Planning and Well Woman Services, Edinburgh, EH4 1NL Scotland, UK
Contraception 72:14-8. 2005..Our findings would suggest that the advent of subcutaneous self-administrable Depo-Provera with appropriate training and reminder system is likely to be beneficial and popular with many women...
- Benefits of using a digital video disk for providing information about abortion to women requesting termination of pregnancyRebecca Powell-Jackson
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Contraception 81:537-41. 2010..A patient information digital video disk (DVD) on abortion was produced for use in a hospital abortion service (Scotland) for women requesting termination of pregnancy...
- "Not that sort of practice": the views and behaviour of primary care practitioners in a study of advance provision of emergency contraceptionKaren Fairhurst
Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
Fam Pract 22:280-6. 2005..Although this intervention was not associated with an overall reduction in abortion rates in Lothian, it was hypothesized that some general practices may have been more successful than others in promoting and delivering the intervention...
- Women's experiences of the final stage of early medical abortion at home: results of a pilot surveySharon Cameron
NHS Lothian Family Planning Well Women s Services, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 36:213-6. 2010..During a 3-month period, an anonymous questionnaire of women's experiences was conducted 1-2 weeks after the procedure...
- Emergency contraception: why can't you give it away? Qualitative findings from an evaluation of advance provision of emergency contraceptionKaren Fairhurst
Division of Community Health, Sciences General Practice, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmons Street, EH8 9DX, United Kingdom
Contraception 70:25-9. 2004..If advance provision of EC is to be successful in reducing abortion rates, professionals must address their concerns about EC and develop imaginative ways of encouraging women most at risk of unwanted pregnancy to take supplies home...
- New developments in contraceptive drugs for use by womenAnna Glasier
Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust, Family Planning and Well Woman Service and University of Edinburgh, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 18 Dean Terrace, Edinburgh EH4 1NL, Scotland, UK
Expert Opin Investig Drugs 11:1239-51. 2002..Immunocontraception is still at a very early stage. Genes, whose products are uniquely concerned with reproductive processes, promise new targets but radically new contraceptive drugs for women appear distant...
- Ongoing contraception after use of emergency contraception from a specialist contraceptive serviceSharon T Cameron
Dean Terrace Centre, NHS Lothian, 18 Dean Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Contraception 84:368-71. 2011..A consultation for emergency contraception (EC) gives way to an opportunity to provide women with an ongoing effective method of contraception...
- Advanced provision of emergency contraception does not reduce abortion ratesAnna Glasier
Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust Family Planning and Well Woman Services, Edinburgh EH4 1NL, Scotland, UK
Contraception 69:361-6. 2004..The results of this study suggest that widespread distribution of advanced supplies of EC through health services may not be an effective way to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancy in the UK...
- Evidence based contraceptive choicesAlison Scott
Well Woman and Family Planning Services, 18 Dean Terrace, Edinburgh, EH4 1NL, UK
Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 20:665-80. 2006..Access for women to contraception can be improved by having convenient clinic times and service developments such as nurse prescribing and Patient Group Directions...
- Myths and misconceptions about intrauterine contraception among women seeking termination of pregnancyLucy Michie
Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Chalmers Sexual and Reproductive Health Centre, Edinburgh, UK
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 40:36-40. 2014..In spite of its high efficacy, uptake of intrauterine contraception in the UK is low. Myths and misconceptions about the method may contribute to the low uptake...
- The effect on use of making emergency contraception available free of chargeSharon T Cameron
Department of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5SU, Scotland
Contraception 86:366-9. 2012..A survey of EC use among women requesting abortion in 2010 allows comparison of use reported in earlier surveys, when EC was only available on prescription and when EC was available from the pharmacy but at a cost...
- How do health care professionals respond to advice on adverse side effects of contraceptive methods? The case of Depo ProveraAnna Glasier
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, E816 4SB Scotland, UK
Contraception 76:18-22. 2007..Evidence for a detrimental effect of DMPA on bone mineral density led to advice from drug regulatory authorities in the United Kingdom and the United States, recommending caution in prescribing DMPA, particularly for young people...
- Estimating the efficacy of emergency contraception--how reliable are the data?Alex Stirling
Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust Family Planning and Well Woman Services, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Contraception 66:19-22. 2002..The results of this study suggest that these calculations are likely to be inaccurate for a significant minority of women...
- Attitudes of women in Scotland to contraception: a qualitative study to explore the acceptability of long-acting methodsAnna Glasier
NHS Lothian Family Planning Well Woman Services, Edinburgh, UK
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 34:213-7. 2008..Attitudes towards LARC were discussed both before and after women were given detailed information about the methods...
- Attitudes towards pelvic examination and chaperones: a questionnaire survey of patients and providersPamela Fiddes
Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust Family Planning and Well Woman Service Clinical, 18 Dean Terrace, EH4 1NL, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Contraception 67:313-7. 2003..Younger women need a particularly sensitive approach. Providers should not be deterred from doing pelvic examinations if they are clinically indicated in the mistaken belief that women will object...
- Abortion care services delivered from a community sexual and reproductive health setting: views of health care professionalsLucy Michie
Clinical Research Fellow, Chalmers Sexual and Reproductive Health Centre, Edinburgh and Department of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 39:270-5. 2013....
- Does a full bladder assist insertion of intrauterine contraception? A randomised trialSharon T Cameron
Chalmers Sexual and Reproductive Health Centre, Edinburgh, UK
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 39:207-10. 2013..Among women undergoing assisted conception it has been demonstrated that having a full bladder facilitates the passage of an intrauterine catheter for embryo transfer...
- Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis infection is indicated for women under 30 using emergency contraceptionHelen Kettle
Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust Family Planning and Well Woman Services, Lothian, Scotland, UK
Contraception 66:251-3. 2002..Women under age 30 who use EC should be offered screening for chlamydia infection and testing at the time they attend for EC is adequate to detect the great majority of infected women...
- Unintended pregnancy and use of emergency contraception among a large cohort of women attending for antenatal care or abortion in ScotlandFatim Lakha
University of Edinburgh School of Clinical Science and Community Health, Edinburgh, UK
Lancet 368:1782-7. 2006..We have sought to establish how many pregnancies ending in either childbirth or abortion are unintended, and what proportion of women use emergency contraception to try to prevent pregnancy...
- Analysis why nulliparous women over age 33 wish to use contraceptionSara Proudfoot
NHS Lothian Family Planning and Well Woman Service, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Contraception 79:98-104. 2009..In industrialized countries, the average age of first childbirth is increasing and more women are having no children. An understanding of the reasons for delay might provide strategies aimed at reversing this trend...
- Preventing repeat pregnancy in adolescentsDona Milne
NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 20:442-6. 2008..Teenage pregnancy remains a public health concern. Numbers of repeat pregnancy in adolescence are small but contribute to poor health outcomes for young women and their children...
- Is it helpful to send copies of clinic letters to women following consultations in sexual health?Anna Glasier
Family Planning and Well Woman Services, Edinburgh, UK
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 31:101-2. 2005
- Measuring pregnancy intention and its relationship with contraceptive use among women undergoing therapeutic abortionCatherine Schünmann
NHS Lothian Family Planning and Well Woman Services, Edinburgh, EH4 1NL Scotland, UK
Contraception 73:520-4. 2006..In the developed world, most arise from inconsistent or incorrect contraceptive use. Ambivalence about pregnancy might be associated with less effective contraceptive use...
- Emergency contraceptionAnna Glasier
Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust Family Planning and Well Woman Services, University of Edinburgh Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 18 Dean Terrace, UK
Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 16:181-91. 2002..Research and programmatic efforts should concentrate on improving availability if EC is to fulfil its promise as a public health intervention to reduce unwanted pregnancy...
- Communication between parents and their children about sexual healthSharron Ogle
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Section, Centre for Reproductive Biology, Queen s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Contraception 77:283-8. 2008..The aim of this study was to investigate how comfortable parents and children find this type of discussion and to compare parental responses with those of their children...
- Sexual and reproductive health: a matter of life and deathAnna Glasier
NHS Lothian and University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Lancet 368:1595-607. 2006....
- Teaching sex education improves medical students' confidence in dealing with sexual health issuesGeorgina S Faulder
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Chancellor s Building, Medical School, Room SU312, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB, UK
Contraception 70:135-9. 2004..All students felt more comfortable seeing patients of the same gender as themselves but more than half felt that their training left them generally ill-equipped to handle sexual health consultations...