Family Planning

D5. Family Planning/Contraception
D5.1 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)
D5.2 Be able to list and explain the absolute and relative contraindications for hormonal contraception.
D5.3 Counsel patients on contraceptive options including:

  1. patient preferences and values
  2. risks and side effects
  3. contraceptive methods and devices, both permanent and non-permanent
  4. benefits & relative efficacy
  5. barriers to access (e.g. cost)
  6. proper use, including initiation
  7. potential drug interactions
  8. emergency contraception
  9. STI prevention and screen when appropriate
  10. appropriate follow up depending on the contraception method chosen

D5.4 Describe the role of family physicians in caring for patients with unintended pregnancy [this subobjective 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/

Combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP) Contraindications SexualityandU

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC).  Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill.  2012.  Available at http://www.sexualityandu.ca/