What you get by completing this session

  • 45 mins of CPD

    A 35 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Despite being around for decades, the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) still represents a challenge for the prescribing clinician. Which of the many available options is the most suitable for your particular patient - be they 14 or 40, post-pregnancy or pre-menopausal, clinically well or having multiple medical issues?

In this presentation, well-respected women's health expert, Prof Deborah Bateson, will work through a number of these common challenges, providing very valuable and practical advice for those many health professionals for whom managing women's contraception is very much part of their bread-and-butter clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Classify the different types of oral contraceptive pills (COCPs) used in Australia
  • Identify the indications, adverse effects, risk factors and contraindications of COCPs
  • Develop a contraception plan for women who are starting or have missed doses of OCP
  • Outline current contraception advice across the reproductive life-span and for women with risk factors

About the Expert

Prof Deborah Bateson

Deborah Bateson is Professor of Practice at The Daffodil Centre in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney, and formerly Medical Director at Family Planning NSW. Prof Bateson has worked as a clinician, researcher and educator in sexual and reproductive health for around 20 years with a focus on equitable access to evidence-based contraception, safe abortion care and cervical screening services nationally and internationally. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health of the Royal College of Obstetricians, a board member of the International Federation of Abortion and Contraception Professionals (FIAPAC) and a recipient of the RANZCOG Excellence in Women’s Health Award. She is co-author of the Therapeutic Guidelines on contraception and medical abortion and provides frequent commentary on a wide range of women’s health issues to the media.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Oral Contraception Update

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (35 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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