About this Masterclass

 210 minutes of high-quality, evidence-based CPD delivered by multi-disciplinary experts


Now with an additional 65 minutes Q&A included


There are a plethora of choices when it comes to oral contraception, and knowing which option is best for which patient can be tricky. Plus, as in so many areas of medicine, what happens in the real world isn't always covered in the textbooks.

Enrol in this masterclass on the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) for the latest understanding around the physiology, pharmacology and prescribing of oral contraception.

Featuring leading women’s health experts, Dr Terri Foran, A/Prof Deborah Bateson, Prof Rod Baber and Dr Lina Safro – this masterclass will cover a wide range of information on the OCP, including:

  • Basic physiology and pharmacology
  • Basic, intermediate, and advanced prescribing
  • Management of common side-effects
  • Common questions
  • Curly cases and tricky scenarios


This is an excellent opportunity to refresh or extend your knowledge on oral contraception pills which will help you best support your female patients with the latest expertise

The Expert Team

Clinical leaders in women's and sexual health

  • Dr Terri Foran, Sexual Health Physician

    Terri is a Sexual Health Physician and holds the position of Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at UNSW Sydney. She has a private clinical practice in Darlinghurst and is engaged in clinical and research work at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney.

  • A/Prof Deborah Bateson, Medical Director, Family Planning NSW

    Deborah has worked as a clinician, educator, researcher and advocate in sexual and reproductive health for 20 years. She is Medical Director of Family Planning NSW, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW.

  • Prof Rod Baber, Gynaecologist and Reproductive Endocrinologist

    Rod is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Sydney and operates a specialist Gynaecology and Reproductive Endocrinology practice based on Sydney's lower north shore. He also heads the menopause and menstrual disorders clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital.

  • Dr Lina Safro, General Practitioner

    Lina is a GP with a deep interest in all things women’s health. She works at Family Planning NSW clinics, Marie Stopes clinics, and also covers the on-call roster at RPAH for victims of sexual assault. Lina is highly involved in clinical education of GPs, including overseas-trained doctors.

  • High-quality Video Content

    Evidence-based presentations delivered by leading experts in the field

  • Handbook

    Digital handbook of the presentation to type notes or download and print

  • Quiz

    Test your knowledge quizzes to reinforce learning

  • CPD Accredited

    RACGP, ACRRM and ACP accredited or self-claim your PD.

  • Resources

    Continue your learning, share and revise with comprehensive resources

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a downloadable certificate of completion

Accredited with the following bodies

Masterclass includes

Part 1: Oral Contraceptive Pill - Physiology and Pharmacology of Oral Contraception

Understanding the science behind oral contraception is the basis for appropriate prescribing. The basic physiology that underpins female fertility and the targets for oral contraception will be outlined. Expert: Dr Terri Foran

Part 2: Basic and Intermediate Prescription of Oral Contraception

Prescribing oral contraception: Who, what, and what? A practical framework for prescribing oral contraception will be outlined, so GPs can be confident their patient is prescribed the most appropriate pill. Expert: Dr Terri Foran

Part 3: Advanced Prescribing, Common Questions, and Curly Cases

Oral contraception in the real world. How can we use the OCP in women with a history of DVT, migraine or perimenopause? Expert panel includes: Dr Terri Foran, Prof Rod Baber, A/Prof Deborah Bateson and Dr Lina Safro

Part 4: Q&A - Part A

Listen to Dr Terri Foran and A/Prof Deborah Bateson as they discuss and answer some of the most common questions around OCP.

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