146423 - IUD Insertion Training
- : Online
This training programme will equip the participant with the evidence based knowledge, attitude and skills required to consult with a person requesting contraception, and to appropriately provide intrauterine methods and manage complications and side effects. It consist of an online training, face to face workshop and supervised clinical attachmentRelevance to General Practice
Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) includes contraceptive implants, intra uterine devices (IUDs) and the contraceptive injection and has been shown to be the most effective method of reversible contraception to decrease unintended pregnancy.
And yet the available data on contraceptive use in Australia shows that the LARC methods are underutilized, particularly in comparison to other developed countries. A survey of Australian women aged between 16-59 showed that in 2011-2012 only 4.8% were using IUDs as their primary method of contraception.
A 2013 study found that a lack of accurate knowledge of LARC methods among healthcare providers and insufficient training of healthcare providers in LARC insertion were barriers to LARC uptake by women.