Best Practices in Birth Control Education Online Course
Best practices in birth control education go beyond teaching clients or students what it is, how it works and potential side effects. Quality birth control education emphasizes the most effective birth control methods and leverages learned skills to motivate individuals to access sexual and reproductive health services. After a birth control education session, students should know how to be informed "contraceptors" who maintain their health, achieve their goals and plan for any future pregnancies.
This online course reviews best practices in birth control education that school and community-based health educators can easily implement. Participants will learn interactive teaching techniques to use when instructing others on the most effective methods, how to obtain them, and their health benefits and other advantages.
- Informational Quiz for participants to test their knowledge after viewing all course video modules
- Educator's Toolkit with helpful birth control education resources for school and community-based educators
- LIVE Expert Chat Question and Answer sessions (periodically - email notices will be sent to all course registrants when live chats are scheduled)
Who should attend?
- Health + Sexuality Educators
- School + Community-Based Educators
- Medical Assistants
- Family Planning Staff
- Counselors + Social Workers
- Community Health or Outreach Workers
- Youth Educators
- School Nurses
After this session participants will be able to:
- Identify contraceptive methods currently available
- Incorporate a “Tiered Effectiveness” approach and “Reproductive Life Planning” into birth control group education and one-on-one counseling
- Dispel contraceptive method myths and misconceptions
- Describe and implement effective birth control education teaching techniques
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available:
Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP 12241, for 1.2 contact hours.
Essential Access Health, provider #CA0046, is designated as a provider of Category 1 continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Health Educators attending this program may report up to 1.0 contact hour.
Certification in Public Health (CPH):
This event was sponsored by Essential Access Health, an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners for 1.0 credit.