Cochrane review summary: education for contraceptive use by women after childbirth

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Nurses who work in primary care provide a range of contraceptive services including contraceptive education in family planning consultations. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend that contraceptive methods and advice for women after childbirth is discussed early in the postpartum period and is an integral part of postpartum check in primary care (NICE 2006) which is usually delivered by community midwives. At present there is a lack of evidence on the effectiveness of postpartum contraceptive education. This systematic review has summarised all the available evidence of programmes delivered by various health professionals including physicians, nurses and midwives
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalPrimary Health Care Research & Development (PHCR&D)
Issue number2
Early online date6 Mar 2013
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


  • postpartum
  • contraception
  • counselling
  • education
  • family planning


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