Contraception and Reproductive Health (SEXH5405)

UNIT OF STUDY

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility control, including hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception. On completion of this unit, students should 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; and (v) 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-3.30pm at Family Planning NSW, Ashfield

Assessment

Discussion board participation (20%); Online quiz (20%); Group case study presentation (30%); Written assignment (30%)

Textbooks

Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook. 3rd Edition. Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia, 2012; Reproductive and sexual health: an Australian clinical practice handbook. 2nd Edition. Family Planning NSW, 2011.

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.