New Choices in Oral Contraception – Dispelling Old Myths - QI&CPD - Category 2
Extended-cycle regimen OCPs are unique in offering fewer or no withdrawal bleeds over the course of one year. They may be of particular benefit, for women with medical co-morbidities who would benefit from fewer withdrawal bleeds, those desiring to avoid monthly menses due to increased hormonal withdrawal symptoms or women who simply don’t want a monthly period.
Communicating about contraceptive effectiveness in a way that is informative and meaningful for patients is also critical. GPs are well placed to advise patients about potential risks and benefits associated with the extended-cycle regimen OCPs.
This activity has been approved by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners QI&CPD Program. Total Points: 3 Point(s) (Category 2)
A/Prof Gino Pecoraro
MBBS, FRANZCOG, FAMA
Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Queensland,
Wesley Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
General Practitioner, Sans Souci, NSW