- AGENDA -

08.50-09:05 Registration and enter ‘Waiting Room’ of Microsoft Teams

09:15-10:30 Contraceptive Technology Update (as Learning Agenda below) - Session 1

10:45-11:00 Your written questions answered (live)

11:00-11:30 Comfort Break

11:30-12:45 Contraceptive Technology Update - Session 2

12:45-13:15 Prof answers more questions

The following subjects will be covered, during the presentation as time permits, otherwise by the supplementary Manual provided

World Population, Family Planning and Sustainability

“Family planning could bring more benefits to more people at less cost than any other single ‘technology’ now available to the human race” UNICEF, 1992


A. Some things to be “unlearned”: that the COC taken by the 21/7 regimen is a good choice in contraception. Not so, that was/is suboptimal when pills missed. Continuous-use regimens have clear advantages – some obvious, some less so.

B. Things to learn:

Newest and newer methods: Nexplanon®, Essure®, Qlaira®, NuvaRing®, ellaOne®,

Zoely®, Sayana®Press, Jaydess®, Kyleena®, Levosert®, Eloine®, the IUB® & VeraCept®.


Fresh angles on how to provide the old ones including:

- Taking a sexual history with both empathy and speed.

- WHO’s advice for most ‘medical’ FP methods, to replace the majority of routine follow-ups by a truly “open house” policy.

- Quick starting and Bridging.

- The ‘Proving not Pregnant Protocol’ - for that common problem of recent UPSI plus amenorrhoea eg if late for DMPA injection.

- How to start progestogen-containing contraception after UPA (ellaOne®) for emergency contraception.

- Rediscovering copper, for emergency and long-term use.

- Tips for unscheduled bleeding with the various hormonal methods.

- Optimal use of the desogestrel POP: destined now to become ‘OTC’.

- Contraception post partum.


C. The long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) during/after Covid 19

D. Summary: messages from this session which may change your practice (or not, if you were already up to speed!)


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