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A50 An introduction to contraception

Course summary

This sexual health course is for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who do not hold a formal family planning qualification but whose role requires an understanding of contraception.

A family planning course to boost confidence when dealing with contraceptives and sexual health.

Who should attend?

Community nurses
Practice Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
Health Visitors
School Nurses

Important notes

Course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Have an overview of the different types and methods of contraception
  • Understand the contraindications, potential side effects and monitoring required of current methods of contraception
  • Have an awareness of what influences a women's choice of contraceptive methods
  • Review methods of emergency contraception
  • Discuss issues relating to sexually active young people
  • Be aware of the NMC code of professional conduct in relation to scope of professional practice

Course programme

  • An overview of common contraceptive methods including Long Acting Methods.
  • Intiating contraception and follow up of patients
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Helping clients to make an informed choice on their method
  • Working with sexually active young people; the law and under 16s
  • Attitudes and values: are you non judgmental?
  • Workshop to include condom demonstration
  • Questions and answers session.

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