Hormonal Contraception

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By the end of this lesson you will be able to
  • Explain to a patient how hormonal contraceptives work
  • Explain to a patient what unwanted effects might be experienced with a particular form of hormonal contraceptive
  • Use the to decide whether a particular form of contraceptive is suitable for a particular patient
  • Explain to a patient how to deal with missed contraceptive pills and why
  • Explain to a patient how to use emergency contraception
  • Help a patient choose between different kinds of hormonal contraception

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This is the description of the activity
Use the WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria to determine whether the following
are appropriate contraceptives for the following fictitious patients 

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  1. hormonal contraceptive
  2. emergency contraceptive

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Key points
emergency contraceptive; injectable contraceptive