Check at a glance how to start a combined hormonal contraceptive with the MIMS table 'Initiating combined hormonal contraception'.
The table explains when to start combined hormonal contraception (CHC) in women who:
- have menstrual cycles
- are amenorrhoeic
- have recently given birth
- have recently had a first- or second-trimester abortion
The need for additional contraceptive precautions is noted in each case.
Reproduced under licence from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Combined Hormonal Contraception, August 2012. Copyright © FSRH. The full guideline is available at fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance.