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Prescribing combined hormonal contraception without a pill-free interval

Prescribing combined hormonal contraception without a pill-free interval

Format

Audio

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

November 1, 2017

Updated

November 21, 2017
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Programme Description

Professor John Guillebaud discusses a novel approach to prescribing combined oral contraception in this free audio module. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include real-world efficacy of COC, the role and risks of the pill-free week and advising patients on continuous COC use. This presentation was recorded at the RCGP Annual Conference 2017.

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Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Describe the failure rate of COC in typical and perfect use
  • Explain the effect of the pill-free week on ovarian activity
  • Remind women of the risk of contraception failure if a new pill pack is started late
  • Advise patients on continuous or tricycling COC regimens
  • Authors

    Speaker
    Professor John Guillebaud
    Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Health
    University College London
    UK
    Test author
    Rhiannon Smith
    MIMS Learning Editor
    Twickenham
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 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. This activity is offered at no cost.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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