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: o Discuss the available options for controlling fertility, including hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception. o Understand the different reproductive health needs of women from adolescence through to menopause. o Understand the consequences of unintended pregnancy and describe the options available to women; discuss the impact of unsafe abortion in an international context. o Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices. o Understand the effect of sexual violence on reproductive health.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

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

Assessment

online discussion (25%), quiz (20%), case discussion (30%), assignment (25%)

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 hand

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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