119457 - Improving the Awkward Contraception Conversation with Younger Women: Focus on LARC

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A Category 2, 1.5 hour online case study based program on improving the Awkward Contraception Conversation with Younger Women

Relevance to General Practice

Approximately 56% of Australian women first experience sexual intercourse at 15-16 years of age. More than 70% of sexually active women aged 15 to 60 report using contraception, and while the prevalence of contraceptive use in Australian women aged 15-60 is more than 70%, more than 50% of unplanned pregnancies in Australia occur in women who were using contraception. The rate of unwanted pregnancies that result in terminations remains highest in women younger than 25 years. 
A survey of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Australia revealed approximately 30% of pregnancies are ‘unintended’ and 25% are terminated, an abortion rate which is amongst the highest in the developed world. Women who continued with the unplanned pregnancies were shown to have higher rates of adverse infant and maternal outcomes, affecting women’s economic, psychological, psychical and social well-being. 

Learning outcomes
  • Introduce contraceptive options that suit the individual needs of the patient
  • Recall techniques to improve contraceptive discussion to improve patient satisfaction
  • Distinguish between long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) options in Australia
  • Consult on LARCs and the changes to expect
  • Type
    Online Learning
    119457 - Improving the Awkward Contraception Conversation with Younger Women: Focus on LARC
    Speciality Classification
    General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
    1.5 hours
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    1.5 hours
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