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SEXH5405: Abortion, Contraception and Preconception Care

2024 unit information

This unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility control across the reproductive lifespan. This will include in depth information on the range of hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception. The impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability, and health on contraceptive choices and reproductive health will be explored as well as the consequences of unintended pregnancy and the importance of access to abortion. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care, while discussing the latest evidence regarding optimisation of health before pregnancy with a focus will be on conditions where preconception care is particularly beneficial such as diabetes and obesity.

Unit details and rules

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Sexual Health

Code SEXH5405
Academic unit Sexual Health
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. discuss the available options for controlling fertility, including hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception
  • LO2. understand the reproductive health needs of women from adolescence through to menopause
  • LO3. understand the consequences of unintended pregnancy and describe the options available to women
  • LO4. discuss the impact of unsafe abortion in an international context
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of the impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices
  • LO6. understand the key principles and components of preconception care
  • LO7. demonstrate an understanding of how to improve service delivery of preconception care.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Block mode Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2021
Block mode Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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