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Minimising health risks in prescribing contraception


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

This resource offers an update on contraception taking into account the most recent guidance on health risks. Key learning points include drug interactions, and prescribing for specific groups of women such as those with heart conditions, autoimmune disorders and HIV.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you should be better able to:

After reading this article, healthcare professionals should be better able to:

  • Understand the UKMEC system for grading risks associated with contraceptive methods
  • Know where to find further information about drug interactions
  • Understand how risks may differ for certain groups of women
  • Reflect on different patient scenarios and advice to give

AUTHOR

Dr Zara Aziz, GP, Bristol

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.