Family Planning

  • Obtain an appropriate medical and sexual history in a patient seeking contraceptive options
  • Be able to list and explain the absolute and relative contraindications for hormonal contraception.
  • Counsel patients on contraceptive options including:
    • contraceptive methods and devices, both permanent and non-permanent
    • risks and side effects of common methods
    • proper use, including initiation
    • potential drug interactions
    • emergency contraception

Core Resources

Contraception

Lee S-J, West A.  Contraception One-Page Primer.  DFCM Open.  2013.  Available at: http://dfcmopen.com.  Attribution CC BY-NC-ND

Non-Hormonal Methods of Birth Control

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC).  Birth Control: Non-Hormonal Methods.  2012.  Available at http://www.sexualityandu.ca/

Hormonal Methods of Birth Control

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC).  Birth Control: Hormonal Methods.  2012.  Available at http://www.sexualityandu.ca/

Supplemental Resources

Infertility One-Page Primer

Mathai A, Pham TN. Infertility One-Page Primer. DFCM Open. 2013. Available at https://dfcmopen.com.  Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA