Family Planning

  • Obtain an appropriate medical and sexual history in a patient seeking contraceptive options (e.g. menstrual history, sexual practices, acts of unprotected intercourse, migraines, smoking, depression, contraindications for common contraceptive methodologies)
  • Be able to list and explain the absolute and relative contraindications for hormonal contraception.
  • Counsel patients on contraceptive options including:
    • patient preferences and values
    • risks and side effects
    • contraceptive methods and devices, both permanent and non-permanent
    • benefits & relative efficacy
    • barriers to access (e.g. cost)
    • proper use, including initiation
    • potential drug interactions
    • emergency contraception
    • STI prevention and screen when appropriate
    • appropriate follow up depending on the contraception method chosen
  • Describe the role of family physicians in caring for patients with unintended pregnancy [this sub-objective overlaps with pregnancy care]

Articles

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/

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