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11th September 2020

The new guidelines for Epididymo-orchitis have been published. Please navigate to the Current Guidelines section.

 

15th June 2020

The new guidelines for Sexual History Taking have been published. Please navigate to the Current Guidelines section.

 

26th March 2020

The BASHH CEG have reviewed the recent BMJ paper about the prescribing of macrolides in pregnant women and specifically the relevance to our practice in sexual health. At the present time we are not recommending any change to our guidelines or to clinical practice. We have also liaised with the MHRA and we support their statement:

“The MHRA has sought independent expert advice on the findings of the study by Fan et al. (BMJ. 2020). The advice confirmed that no regulatory action or changes in current clinical guidelines concerning the use of macrolides during pregnancy are warranted based on the study findings.  Many other similar studies have not found an association between macrolide use during pregnancy and congenital malformations and these products should continue to be used in pregnancy where there is a clinical need. The MHRA continues to keep all evidence relating to macrolide use during pregnancy under review.”