Publications: Peer-Reviewed Journals (Selected)

Rowlands S, Gemzell-Danielsson K. Postabortion contraception. Eur J Contracep & Repro Health Care 2017; 22: 162-163
View publication at Taylor and Francis online

Rowlands S. Women’s autonomy versus societal pressure to control fertility (commissioned mini commentary) BJOG 2017; 124: 824.
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Rowlands S, Mansour D, Walling M. Intravascular migration of contraceptive implants: two more cases. Contraception 2017; 95: 211 – 214
View publication at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001078241630169X

Rowlands S. On being an expert witness in sexual and reproductive health. J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2016.
View publication at BMJ

Rowlands S, Hoggart L, Belfield T, Mehigan Raine S. Comment on ‘Who has a repeat abortion? Identifying women at risk of repeated termination of pregnancy: analysis of routinely collected health care data’. J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2016; 42: 157.
View publication at BMJ

Searle S, O’Brien P, Rowlands S. Comment on ‘Inserting etonogestrel contraceptive implants’. J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2016; 42: 158-159.
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Rowlands S, Oloto E, Horwell DH. Intrauterine devices and risk of uterine perforation: current perspectives. Open Access J Contraception 2016; 7: 19-32.
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Lertxundi R, Ibarrondo O, Merki-Feld GS, Rey-Novoa M, Rowlands S, Mar J. Proposal to inform European institutions regarding the regulation of conscientious objection to abortion.   Eur J Contracep & Repro Health Care 2016; 21: 198-200.
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Rowlands S, López-Arregui E. How health services can improve access to abortion (editorial). Eur J Contracep & Repro Health Care 2016; 21: 1-3.
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Rowlands S. Abortion: a disunited Europe. J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2015; 41: 164-167
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Rowlands S, Searle S. Contraceptive implants: current perspectives. Open Access J Contraception 2014; 5: 73-84
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Rowlands S. The policing of abortion services in England. J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2013; 39: 121-126
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Rowlands S. Nerve injuries related to etonogestrel implant (letter). Contraception 2013; 88: 431
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Rowlands S. Abortion pills: under whose control? J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2012; 38: 117-122.
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Rowlands S, Gemzell-Danielsson K, Aubeny E, Fiala C. International Federation for Professionals in Abortion and Contraception (FIAPAC). J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2011; 37: 251-252.
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Rowlands S. Learning disability and contraceptive decision-making (legal series). J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2011; 37: 173-178.
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Rowlands S. Comments on two subdermal implant articles: author’s response (letter). J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2011; 37: 120-121.

Rowlands S. Misinformation on abortion. Eur J Contracep & Repro Health Care 2011; 16: 233-240.
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Rowlands S. Lost IUD penetrating bladder wall (letter). J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2010; 36: 255.
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Rowlands S, Sujan M-A, Cooke M. A risk management approach to the design of contraceptive implants. J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2010; 36: 191-195.
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Rowlands S. Legal aspects of contraceptive implants (legal series). J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2010; 36: 243-248
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Rowlands S. Social predictors of repeat adolescent pregnancy and focussed strategies (commissioned). Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2010; 24: 605-616.
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Rowlands S. Sharing personal information: how to decide whether to or not (legal series). J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2010; 36: 161-165.
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Rowlands S, Guthrie K. Abortion and mental health (letter). BJPsych  2009; 195: 83.
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Rowlands S. New technologies in contraception (review). BJOG 2009; 116: 230-239.
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Rowlands S.  The decision to opt for abortion (review).  J Fam Plann Repro Health Care  2008; 34: 175 – 180.
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Rowlands S.  Contraception and abortion (one in a series on sexual health).  JRSM 2007; 100: 465 – 468.
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Rowlands S.  More than one abortion (review).  J Fam Plann Repro Health Care 2007; 33: 155 – 158.
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Rowlands S.  The development of a nationwide central booking service for abortion.  Eur J Contracep Reprod Health Care 2006; 11: 210-214.
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Rowlands S.  An infant who survived abortion and neonatal care (letter).  J Obstet Gynaecol 2005; 25: 331.
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Rowlands S, Hannaford P.  The incidence of sterilisation in the UK.  BJOG 2003; 110: 819 – 824.
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Rowlands S. Abortion and breast cancer risk (letter). BJGP 2003; 53: 408-409
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Rowlands S.  Newer progestogens (commissioned review). J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2003; 29: 13 – 16.
View Publication at BMJ

First draft author of “Copper IUDs, infection and infertility” Drug & Therapeutics Bulletin  2002; 40: 67-69.

Rowlands S, Moser K.  Consultation rates from the General Practice Research Database  BJGP 2002; 52: 658-660.
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Rowlands S, Devalia H, Lawrenson R.  Preferential prescribing of type of combined oral contraceptive pill by general practitioners to teenagers with acne.  Eur J Contracep Reprod Health Care 2001; 6: 9-13.
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Rowlands S, Devalia H, Lawrenson R.  Use of the combined oral contraceptive pill by under 16s.   J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2001; 27: 17-19.
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Ineichen B, Rowlands S, Logie J, Lawrenson R.  Patterns of prescription of PC4 by general practitioners in England and Wales.  Eur J Contracep Reprod Health Care 2000; 5: 241-247.
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Rowlands S, Devalia H, Lawrenson R, Logie J, Ineichen B.  Repeated use of hormonal emergency contraception by younger women in the UK. Br J Fam Plann 2000; 26: 138-143.
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Rowlands S.  Contraceptive use in a rural general practice.  J Roy Soc Med 1998; 91:297-300.
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Rowlands S, Dakin L.  Twelve years of injectable contraceptive use in a general practice.  Br J Fam Plann 1998; 23: 133-134.
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Rowlands S.  David R Bromham (obituary).  Br J Fam Plann 1997; 23: 28.

Rowlands S, Dewart P, Hampton N et al.  The development of the MFFP examination.  Br J Fam Plann 1996; 22: centrefold.

Rowlands S, Dakin L.  Prevalence of IUD use and incidence of IUD events in a general practice.  Br J Fam Plann 1995; 21: 55-57.

Rowlands S. Emergency postcoital contraception. (Interview by Professor Chez).  Contemporary Ob/Gyn 1994; 39: 78-88.

Rowlands S, Dakin L, Booth M.  Deregulating emergency contraception (letter).  BMJ 1993; 307: 1143.
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Rowlands S, Royston P.  Estimated date of delivery from last  menstrual period or ultrasound scan: which is more accurate?  Br J Gen Pract 1993; 43: 322-325.
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Rowlands S, Feasey L.  Requests for sterilisation and sterilisation reversal in a general practice.  Br J Fam Plann  1992; 18: 16-17.

Rowlands S.  Raising standards in family planning services (editorial) Br J Gen Pract 1991; 41: 138-39.
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Rowlands S.  A two-year audit of emergency contraception in a general practice.  Br J Fam Plann 1991; 17: 23-24.

Rowlands S.  Contraception for men: where do general practitioners stand?  Br J Fam Plann 1985; 11: 109-110.

Rowlands S.  Family planning: general practice and clinic services.  JRCGP 1985; 35:199-200.
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Rowlands S.  Personal view:  Contraceptive devices and the Drug Tariff.  Br J Fam Plann 1985; 11: 26-27.

Rowlands S, Kubba AA, Guillebaud J, Bounds W.  A possible mechanism of action of danazol and ethinyloestradiol/norgestrel  combination used as postcoital contraceptive agents. Contraception 1986; 33: 539-545.
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Anonymous.  Postcoital contraception (editorial).  Br J Fam Plann 1983; 9: 41-42.

Guillebaud J, Kubba A, Rowlands S, White J, Elder MG.  Post-coital contraception with danazol, compared with an ethinyloestradiol/norgestrel combination or insertion of an intra-uterine device.  J Obstet Gynaecol 1983; 3 (suppl 2), S64-S68.

Rowlands S, Booth M, Guillebaud J.  Behaviourial patterns in women requesting postcoital contraception.  J Biosocial Science  1983; 15: 145-152.
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Rowlands S, Guillebaud J, Bounds W, Booth M.  Side effects of  danazol compared with an ethinyloestradiol/norgestrel  combination when used for postcoital contraception.  Contraception 1983; 27: 39-49.
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Rowlands S.  Morning after pills (leading article).  BMJ 1982; 285: 322-323.
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Rowlands S, Guillebaud J.  Postcoital contraception (review article).  Br J Fam Plann 1981; 7: 3-7.

Rowlands S, Bethel RGH.  Rubella screening: organisation and incentive.  JRCGP 1982; 32: 491-494.
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Rowlands S, Bethel RGH.  Rubella vaccination: screening all women at risk.  BMJ 1981; 283: 829-831.
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Rowlands S, Guillebaud J.  Nurses and the medical termination of pregnancy (letter).  BMJ 1980; 281: 1564.

Rowlands S.  Day care abortion in the National Health Service. Br J Fam Plann 1979; 5:1-4.

Maresh M, Adshead D, Barber N, Rowlands S.  Why admit abortion patients?  Lancet 1974; 2: 888-9.
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Rowlands S.  Contraception for the needy (letter).  BMJ 1973; i: 51.

Publications: Non Peer-Reviewed Journals (Selected)

Rowlands S. Medical-legal update on subdermal contraceptive implants. London LARC Network Newsletter 2011; Issue 2, 29 June.

Rowlands S.  Long-acting methods of contraception are more cost effective.  Guidelines in practice 2008; 11: 51-55.

Rowlands S.  Caring for women seeking abortion. Practitioner 2006; 250: 17-25.
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Rowlands S.  Male and female sterilisation compared.  Gynaecology Forum 2002; 7: 11-14.

Rowlands S.  Contraception in general practice.  Update 19 August 1999: 219-223.

Rowlands S. Sterilisation guidelines emphasise patient choice. Guidelines in practice 1999; 2: 15-16.

Rowlands S. Contraception beyond the millennium.  Pharmaceutical Journal 1998; 261: 666-668.

Rowlands S.  Adverse publicity threatens contraceptive choice (editorial).  Prescriber 1998; 9: 13.

Rowlands S.  Protecting new contraceptive methods.  Contraceptive Education Bulletin.  Winter 1997 issue.

Rowlands S.  Non hormonal devices for effective contraception:  factors affecting the choice of device.  Prescriber 1994; 5: 80-88.

Rowlands S.  Screening: making the most of opportunities (editorial).  Well  Woman Team 1993.  Issue 13: 3-4.

Rowlands S.  Contrasting contraceptive needs.  Practitioner  1991; 235: 868-873.
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Rowlands S.  Postcoital contraception (leading article).  Maternal & Child Health 1983; 8: 468-470.

Rowlands S, Bethel RGH.  Contraceptive cover for rubella vaccination.  Practitioner 1982; 226: 1155-1156.
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Publications: Chapters In Books

Craik J, Rowlands S. Contraceptive devices for women: implants, intrauterine devices and other products. In Harrison-Woolrych M. (ed) Medicines for women. Cham: Springer, 2015.

Rowlands S. Contraception and sexual problems.  In: Practical General Practice 6th edition. Khot A, Polmear A (eds). Oxford: Churchill Livingstone 2010.

Rowlands S.  Contraception and sexual problems.  In: Practical General Practice 5th
edition. Khot A, Polmear A (eds). Oxford:  Butterworth–Heinemann 2006.

Rowlands S.  Contraception and sexual problems.  In: Practical General Practice 4th edition.  Khot A, Polmear A (eds .Edinburgh:  Butterworth–Heinemann 2003.

Rowlands S.  Overview of contraception in general practice.  In: Update Postgraduate Series on Contraception, Update – Excerpta Medica UK 2001.

Rowlands S, Hampton N.  Intrauterine contraception.  In: Contraception and office gynecology – choices in reproductive healthcare.  Kubba A, Sanfilippo J, Hampton N (eds). London: W B Saunders, 1999.

Rowlands S.  Provision of services: general practice.  In: Key advances in the effective management of contraception.  Ferguson J, Upsdell M (eds).  London: Royal Society of Medicine Press, 1999.

Rowlands S.  Recent developments in family planning.  In: Medical Annual 1993/94 Fry J and Bouchier-Hayes T (eds).  David Kingham, 1993.

Rowlands S.  The analysis of the Family Planning Consultation.  In: Contraceptive care: meeting individual needs.  Montford H and Skrine R (eds).  Chapman and Hall, 1993.

Rowlands S.  How to reduce contraceptive failure.  In: RCGP 1991 Members’ Reference Book.  Sabrecrown, 1991.

Rowlands S.  Making pregnancy testing available in general practice.  In: Reducing late abortions – access to NHS services in early pregnancy.  Birth Control Trust, 1988.

Rowlands S.  Intrauterine contraception.  In: Update Postgraduate Centre Series on contraception, Update – Siebert Publications, 1988.  Revised 1991.

Rowlands S.  Postcoital techniques: an outline of clinical aspects.  In: Postcoital contraception – methods, services and prospects.  Pregnancy Advisory Service, 1983.

Rowlands S.  Day-care abortion in the NHS: a survey of 12 centres In: Day-care Abortion and the NHS London: Birth Control Trust, 1980.

Rowlands S.  Abortion Services Ten Years on.  In: Abortion Ten Years On.  Birth Control Trust, 1978.

Publications: Books/Documents

Rowlands S. Ten tips for safe practice with Nexplanon
http://www.pcwhf.co.uk/documents/top-10-tips-for-safe-practice.pdf

Rowlands S (ed). Abortion care. Cambridge: CUP, 2014.
http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/medicine/obstetrics-and-gynecology-reproductive-medicine/abortion-care

Abortion law of jurisdictions around the world. Sam Rowlands
http://fiapac.org/static/media/uploads/abortion_laws_around_the_world_sam_rowlands_rev_2016.pdf

Rowlands S.  Managing family planning in general practice.  Radcliffe Medical Press, 1997.

Rowlands S.  Counselling Well Women. Study Book in Teamwork Series Medicom, 1993.

Publications: e-Learning


Author of two sessions (Mechanism of action and contraceptive effectiveness; Assessment of risk and medical eligibility) in the web-based e-SRH electronic learning package, a joint project between the FSRH and e-Learning for Health, 2010.

Author of Historical, public health and legal issues in abortion, part of a FSRH/RCOG advanced training skills module on Abortion Care, 2009.