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The Use of the Contraceptive Injection course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
45 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By

This session addresses safe provision of the contraceptive injection including pre-method discussion and management of patients returning for the contraceptive injection.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in May 2020.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Competently initiate and continue use of the contraceptive injection
  • Demonstrate appropriate discussion required before safe use of the contraceptive injection
  • Safely administer the contraceptive injection

This session will be concentrating on one of the long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) - the contraceptive injection.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Complete sessions:
    • Sexual Health: Indicators of Risk (400-0143)
    • The Sexual History - Taking in the General Practice Context (400-0144)
    • The Sexual History - The Partner History (400-0145)
    • The Sexual History - Assessing Condom Use, Pregnancy Risk and Symptoms (400-0145)
    • Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Overview (400-0160)
  • Be competent at giving intramuscular injections
Instructors / Speakers
Alison Swain,
General Practitioner

Alison has worked as a GP in Birmingham since graduating from the city's in 1986.

She has a special interest in contraception and sexual health and training and facilitates both the contraception unit of the Postgraduate Award in Sexual Health (Warwick University) and Birmingham’s SHIP (Sexual Health in Practice) programme.

Philippa Matthews,
General Practitioner

Dr Philippa Matthews (MBBS, FRCGP) is currently Primary Care Development Lead at the Africa Centre in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, working with a population with the highest prevalence of HIV in the world. Prior to this she was a GP in Kings Cross, London, and Sexual Health Clinical Lead for Islington.

She has developed and delivered sexual health training and written extensively about sexual health services in primary care, most recently authoring MEDFASH’s new HIV Testing in Practice (HIV TIPs) webtool to support GPs and practice nurses to increase HIV testing in this area.

The Use of the Contraceptive Injection course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Sexual health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
45 minutes
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