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Minimising health risks in prescribing contraception

Minimising health risks in prescribing contraception

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


January 4, 2017


January 9, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Zara Aziz offers an update on contraception taking into account new 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.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the UK MEC 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

    Activity and test author
    Dr Zara Aziz


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credits (1 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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