Learning Outcomes for Study Session 5

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

5.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQ 5.4)

5.2  Discuss common myths and rumours about oral contraceptives. (SAQ 5.1)

5.3  Describe the types and mechanism of action of oral contraceptives.(SAQ 5.2)

5.4  Discuss the effectiveness and use of oral contraceptives. (SAQs 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5)

5.5  Explain the advantages and disadvantages of oral contraceptives. (SAQ 5.6)

5.6  Explain common side-effects and their management for oral contraceptives. (SAQ 5.7)

Study Session 5  Oral Contraceptive Methods

5.1  Misconceptions and facts about oral contraceptives