Contraception and Reproductive Health (SEXH5405)

UNIT OF STUDY

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility, including hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception. At the end of the unit students will be able to:
(i) Discuss the available options for controlling fertility, including hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception.
(ii) Understand the reproductive health needs of women from adolescence through to menopause.
(iii) Understand the consequences of unintended pregnancy and describe the options available to women; discuss the impact of unsafe abortion in an international context.
(iv) Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices.
(v) Understand the effect of sexual violence on reproductive health.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

Online plus block/intensive mode: 3 days, (9am-5pm) at Family Planning NSW, Ashfield.

Assessment

on-line posts to demonstrate participation (20%); online quiz (20%); group case study presented at block/intensive workshop (30%); assignment essay (30%)

Textbooks

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia. Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook. 3rd Edition. Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia, 2012.
Family Planning NSW. Reproductive and sexual health: an Australian clinical practice handbook.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.