Women's Health: Contraception
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Cite this VLA
This Video Learning Activity (VLA) describes the various types of contraceptive methods that are currently available, and examines some of the differences between these. The reasons why certain contraceptive methods may be favourable over others are also explored.
- Types of hormonal contraception
- Side effects of hormonal contraception
- Non-hormonal contraception methods
- Factors effecting contraceptive decisions.
This VLA will be of interest to all nurses and midwives across all areas of professional practice and in particular to those wishing to work in sexual and reproductive health, and community health.
The aim of this VLA is to investigate the different forms of contraception presently available and to provide information about all of these contraceptive methods. A further aim is to explain why certain methods of contraception may be selected over others.
In 2008, it was estimated that 41% of the 208 million pregnancies that occurred worldwide were not planned (Signh et al., 2010). In some, but not all cases, unplanned pregnancy can pose a significant threat to a woman and her family. The ability to effectively control fertility is therefore an important reproductive health issue. In Australia today, a range of contraceptive options exist and, at a time where members of the public seek more information from health professionals about the options available to them, nurses and midwives are in a great position to assist with a patient’s contraceptive choice. There is therefore a need for nurses and midwives to be aware of the various forms of contraception that are currently available, and of when these contraceptive options may be used.
Nurses in Australia, are required to obtain a minimum of 20 continuing professional development (CPD) hours each year that relate to their context of practice in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.
This educational VLA is presented in an engaging and convenient ‘school-of-one’ online delivery format.
The activity contains:
- An illustrated video lecture.
- Time for self-evaluation involving MCQs, reflection on your practice and documenting in your CPD Organiser or other CPD/CNE portfolio.
- Opportunity for review of resource material including: links to online lectures of relevance and information regarding related conferences when available.
- Evaluation survey. This evaluation has been designed to determine how your knowledge has been enhanced and strengthened by completing this VLA and to measure your satisfaction with the VLA.
- Certificate of completion.
In order to finish this CPD activity and be awarded an Activity Completion Certificate, you will need to:
- watch the video
- achieve a 100% score in the test your learning questions
- document your learning in your CPD Organiser or CPD/CNE portfolio
- complete the evaluation of the VLA.
1.0 Ausmed CPD hour.
1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education (CNE) for RNs and APNs.
Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
1.0 CPD/CNE hour, consisting of:
- 40 minute (approx) illustrated video lecture
- 20 minutes for self–evaluation involving MCQs, reflection on your practice and documenting this in your CPD Organiser or other CPD/CNE portfolio.
Citing this VLA
- Using Harvard referencing style:
Dennerstein, G., 2013. Women’s Health: Contraception. Ausmed Education. Available at: http://www.ausmed.com.au/learning-centre/contraception-description#content [Accessed May 06, 2013].
- Using American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition referencing style:
Dennerstein, G. (2013). Women’s Health: Contraception. Ausmed Education. Retrieved from http://www.ausmed.com.au/learning-centre/contraception-description#content
Review of this Activity
The presenter and all members of the planning team have disclosed that they have no relevant financial commercial relationships to products or devices related to the content of this educational activity.
Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications have been used.
Ausmed Education Learning Centre includes expert review in the development of its Video Learning Activities (VLAs).
Video recording completed: May 2013
VLA uploaded: 06 May 2013
VLA expiry date: 31 May 2015
Corrections/changes made: NIL
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On completion of this VLA you will be able to:
- Distinguish between the different types of hormonal and non-hormonal contraception
- Identify common side effects of hormonal contraception
- Explain the factors that may affect contraceptive options.
Dr Graeme Dennerstein MBBS, FRCOG, FRANZCOG
Dr Graeme Dennerstein is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health. In 1971 he established the Family Planning and Infertility Clinic at the Western General Hospital in Melbourne, serving as its director until 1986. From 1980 to 1989 he was the Honorary Secretary for the Medical Advisory Committee of the Family Planning Association of Victoria. He is a member of the Sexual Health Society of Victoria Inc. and is widely published. He has, for example, produced several papers on the use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA).