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Contraceptive Needs of Women Following Pregnancy course for Nurses

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Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

This session will review the importance of contraception after childbirth and its role in preventing unintended and closely-spaced pregnancies. It will discuss how and when contraception can be initiated during the postpartum period and provide method-specific guidance about all the commonly available methods and their use at this time.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • 10.4.1 Demonstrate understanding of when to initiate contraception following pregnancy
  • 10.4.2 Explain lactational amenorrhoea method of contraception 

The postpartum period is a high-risk time for unintended pregnancy and rapid repeat pregnancy is associated with increased maternal and neonatal risks. Since fertility and sexual activity can resume quickly after childbirth there is a need for effective contraception if unintended pregnancy is to be avoided.

Instructors / Speakers
Dr Michelle Cooper,
Consultant in Gynaecology and Sexual Health

After completing her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in East Scotland, Dr Cooper now works as a Consultant in Gynaecology and Sexual Health at Chalmers Centre in Edinburgh. She previously completed a PhD research fellowship at the University of Edinburgh (2016-2019) with the aim of increasing access to postpartum contraception in the UK and has published work in this field. She is a Faculty-Registered Trainer, a member of the MFSRH OSCE examination group and has been involved in question-writing and standard-setting for the DFSRH assessment. She has contributed to FSRH guidelines on Intrauterine Contraception and Drug Interactions with Hormonal Contraception, and has previously developed e-learning resources in contraception for the RCOG and Scottish Government.

Contraceptive Needs of Women Following Pregnancy course for Nurses
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