The 3.5-hour online, didactic course offers a comprehensive review of birth control options in Canada. It briefly discusses all contraceptive choices, then takes a deep dive into short-acting reversible (SARC) and long-acting reversible (LARC) options. Intrauterine devices (IUD), both copper and hormonal are reviewed in detail, as well as emergency contraception.
CNPBC approved for Category F – 3.5 hours
Open to both students and licensed healthcare providers
- Current birth control practices in Canada and rates of unplanned pregnancies
- Predicted versus typical contraceptive rates
- Short-acting reversible contraceptive options; including types, mode of action, adverse reactions, and contraindications
- Long-acting reversible contraceptive options; including types, mode of action, adverse reactions, and contraindications
- Emergency contraception options; best practices for prescribing
- Intrauterine devices (IUD), copper and hormonal. Compare and contrast differences and review all Health Canada approved devices
- IUD: safety, risk factors, contraindications, and managing adverse events
- IUD: checklist for clinic supplies and equipment needed
- How to switch between birth control types while maintaining birth control effectiveness
This course is a prerequisite for Practical Training in IUD Insertion and Removals.