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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 expert Dr Terri Foran and a discussion panel of leading experts – Dr Deborah Bateson, Assoc 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 which will help you best support your female patients with the latest expertise.

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Topics in this masterclass

  • Part 1 - Physiology and Pharmacology of Oral Contraception

    Dr Terri Foran | 32 mins of CPD

    In this presentation, well-known women's health expert Dr Terri Foran outlines the basic physiology that underpins female fertility and the targets for oral contraception. She will outline how the various pharmacological agents work, comparing effectiveness as well as safety issues to ensure prescribing clinicians can make evidenced-based decisions for each individual patient who wants to avoid falling pregnant.

  • Part 2 - Basic and Intermediate Prescription of Oral Contraception Prescribing oral contraception: Who, what, and why?

    Dr Terri Foran | 36 mins of CPD

    There are a plethora of choices when it comes to oral contraception. Knowing which option is best for which patient can be tricky. In this talk, Dr Terri Foran will outline a practical framework which will help guide GPs through this decision-making process, so they can be confident their patient is prescribed the most appropriate pill for them. Understanding common side effects and how to manage them, adjust dosage or trial a different agent or combination of agents will be covered.

  • Part 3 - Advanced Prescribing, Common Questions, and Curly Cases

    Dr Terri Foran, Dr Deborah Bateson, Dr Lina Safro and Associate Professor Rod Baber | 55 mins of CPD

    How can we use the OCP in women with a history of DVT, migraine or perimenopause? As in so many areas of medicine, what happens in the real world isn't always covered in the textbooks. In this forum, chaired by Dr Terri Foran, listen to the opinions of three leading experts in the field as they discuss how to manage some of the many challenges clinicians face when dealing with a woman's contraception, including traps and tips that they have learned through experience.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1 - Introduction

    • About this masterclass

    • CPD Instructions

    • How does this masterclass work?

  • 2

    Chapter 2 - Physiology and Pharmacology of Oral Contraception (39 mins total)

    • Introduction

    • Handbook

    • 1. Video: Basic Reproductive Physiology (8 mins)

    • 2. Video: Hormonal Contraception - The Basics (8 mins)

    • 3. Video: Combined Hormonal Contraception - Comparison of Various Oestrogens and Progestogens (16 mins)

  • 3

    Chapter 3 - Basic and Intermediate Prescription of Oral Contraception (44 mins total)

    • Introduction

    • Handbook

    • Prescribing oral contraception: Who, what, and why? (36 mins)

  • 4

    Chapter 4 - Panel: Advanced Prescribing, Common Questions, and Curly Cases (71 mins total)

    • Introduction

    • Handbook

    • Oral contraception in the real world (55 mins)

  • 5

    Chapter 5 - Additional learning resources

    • Podcasts/Audio/Video interview

  • 6

    Chapter 6 - Industry resources, developments and product information

    • Products and developments

    • Industry showbag

    • Samples

    • Sample request form