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Sexual & Reproductive Health Essentials for Primary Care

SRH Essentials is an interactive one-day course with scenario based learning, presentations, time for discussion, questions and role play. The course provides a solid foundation for those who see patients with sexual and reproductive health needs but who have had little or no formal SRH training, or provides a useful update for those with more experience. Participants acquire the skills to consult patients knowledgeably and confidently on contraception, STI testing and emergency contraception.

On completion of SRH Essentials, participants will have the skills and confidence to:

  • Consult with patients about their sexual and reproductive healthcare needs

  • Recommend an appropriate method of emergency contraception

  • Assess when a patient is at risk of pregnancy

  • Assess when a patient needs emergency contraception and what method can be recommended safely

  • Review the COC, POP and injection contraceptive methods

  • Carry out sexual health risk assessments

  • Identify when a patient is at risk of STIs