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Contraceptive Needs of Women with a Raised BMI course for Nurses

Speciality Classification
Nurses
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

This session considers the safety and effectiveness of contraception in individuals with a raised BMI. It also includes some practical considerations.

Learning objectives

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

  • 10.5.1 Describe the options for contraception appropriate for women with significantly raised BMIs
  • 10.5.2 Conduct an effective consultation with a woman with a raised BMI

Obesity levels are rising fast worldwide, and currently over half the women in the UK are estimated to be either overweight or obese. The definitions of overweight and obesity are based on Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilogram (Kg) by height in metre-squared (m2). This is an indirect measurement of body fat. It is not perfect but can be calculated easily in clinic and is used in UK Medical Eligibility Criteria (UKMEC) guidelines to inform clinical practice.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Dr Laura Patterson,
GP, Cirencester

Laura is a GP in Cirencester, Gloucestershire with an interest in sexual health and family planning. She is also GP appraiser and faculty trainer.

She has been involved in GP education for the past 12 years.

Delivery
Title
Contraceptive Needs of Women with a Raised BMI course for Nurses
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Sexual health
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Location
Online
Reference
10_05
Access Duration (in months)
12
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