Contraceptive choices - Addressing patient concerns around long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) - ACRRM


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GPs play a key role in assisting contraceptive decision-making, by counselling patients on the full range of contraceptive options and addressing any concerns and misconceptions the patient may have around contraceptive choices.

This online CME event is an Accredited Distance/Remote based education module as defined by the Professional Development Program of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. ACRRM member participation and information will be noted and sent directly to the ACRRM for accreditation processing. Please allow 30 days for ACRRM to send you your points.​ This activity is approved for 1.00 Core Point(s).​

Deborah Bateson
MBBS, MA (Oxon), MSc (LSHTM)
Medical Director, Family Planning NSW
Clinical Associate Professor
Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatology,
University of Sydney, NSW

Karley Heyworth
General Practitioner
Macleay St Medical Practice
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW

On completion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe the different long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) available and know the advantages and disadvantages of each, and be able to effectively counsel patients who are considering contraceptive options
  2. Engage patients in a meaningful conversation regarding their contraceptive needs and concerns, including when LARCs are (and are not) appropriate
  3. Confidently offer contraceptive choices which match the individual patient’s health needs and lifestyle, including younger patients
  4. Counsel patients regarding risks, and side-effects and potential benefits of LARCs and provide information about potential management strategies for troublesome side-effects

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