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MOH CPD Category A8: 3 points

The primary function of oral contraceptives is to prevent pregnancy and hence help a couple plans the number and frequency they want a child. This present module will focused only on oral contraceptives.


Prepared by (on behalf of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society):

  • Associate Professor Dr Chua Siew Siang
  • Ms Hoe See Leei
  • Ms Anusuya Krishnarajah

    January 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION

2. PHYSIOLOGY OF FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES
2.1. Puberty
2.2. The Menstrual Cycle
2.3. Female Hormones

3. INDICATIONS OF ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES (OCs)
3.1. As Contraceptives
3.2. Non-contraceptive uses

4. TYPES OF ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
4.1. Combined Oral Contraceptives
4.2. Progestin-only Pill
4.3. Emergency Pill

5. SIDE EFFECTS
5.1. Combined Oral Contraceptives
5.2. Progestin-only Pill
5.3. Emergency Pill
5.4. Signs and symptoms of possible serious side effects

6. CONTRAINDICATIONS

7. PRECAUTIONS

8. DRUG INTERACTIONS

9. PATIENT COUNSELLING
9.1. Instructions for use
9.2. Advantages and Disadvantages of each type of OCs

10. EFFECTIVENESS OF THE VARIOUS METHOD OF CONTRACEPTION

11. COMMON Q & A (FROM CUSTOMERS)

12. CASE STUDIES

13. RESPONSE OF COMMUNITY PHARMACIST TO THE REQUEST FOR OCs

14. SOURCES OF MATERIALS

15. REFERENCES

QUIZ ON ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES

 

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