Contraception: a comprehensive guide for practitioners


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Revised and updated two-day course. 12 CPD hours (structured and interactive continuing professional development).

Includes guidance on all forms of contraception including the contraceptive vaginal ring, all methods of emergency contraception, and undertaking pill checks.

This course is for professionals who wish to gain an understanding of contraception and the skills needed to communicate about it.

The course provides detailed information about all forms of contraception and is particularly useful for youth workers, teachers, outreach workers, nurses, midwives and health visitors who have not had in-depth training about contraceptive methods or family planning.

Please note that this course is not the FSRH Diploma (Diplomate Assessment of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare). Please contact the Faculty directly if you are a nurse or doctor and you wish to undertake this diploma or if you need to undertake clinical training to provide intrauterine or sub-dermal methods of contraception in your practice or service.


To enable participants to support clients in their contraceptive decision-making using up-to-date information.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain knowledge about the full range of contraceptive methods currently available.
  • Be able to raise the issue of contraception and communicate more confidently in response to questions that may be asked.
  • Understand the factors that may influence contraceptive decision-making in the lives and relationships of clients.
  • Review the way in which own environment or service supports clients in making contraceptive choices.
  • Know what resources can be used to support work with clients.

Number of days

Two (You need to attend both days)


24-25 September 2019

Also available on request, at a date and location to suit your team

The FPA Contraceptive display kit may also be of interest


The course will take place at Central London Samaritans, 46 Marshall Street, London, W1F 9BF

Course time: 9.30am–4.30pm

Lunch is not provided but tea and coffee will be available.

This two-day course takes place on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 Sepetmber 2019. You need to attend both days.


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