Through case studies, presentations, group discussion and online learning the Contraception Essentials in Primary Care course will increase primary care providers’ knowledge and confidence in discussing the benefits of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancy amongst their patient population. This course will be particularly relevant for, but not limited to, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and practice nurses working in primary care settings.

This course if for attendees in NSW and ACT.  If you’re in another jurisdiction or were interested in this course and unable to attend, please click here to register your interest.  

Part 1: Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 6:30pm – 9:00pm (AEST)

Part 2: Wednesday 5 April 2023, 6:30 – 8:30pm (AEST)


  • Cherie Bennett, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Sydney Sexual Health and Medical Educator at ASHM.
  • Regan Chesterfield, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Martina Mende, Sexual Health Physician at Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT.

  • Learning Objectives:

    It is expected that after completing the course, attendees will be able to:

    • Discuss available contraceptive methods’ safety, efficacy, and side effects. 
    • Implement a contraception consultation framework that demonstrates patient-centred shared decision-making.
    • Outline common issues and side effects that arise in contraceptive care. 
    • Propose strategies for breaking down barriers to contraception access. 

    Target Audience

    GPs, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, and Practice Nurses working in primary care settings.


    Due to the transition to the new RACGP triennium, this activity’s accreditation is pending. Participants will need to self-record this activity via Quick Log through their RACGP myCPD dashboard. Your Statement of Attendance will include a breakdown of hours and activity types.

    The training is in the process of being endorsed by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) and Australian College of Nursing (ACN).


    ASHM is grateful to Organon for an unrestricted educational grant which has assisted in the development of this course. The sponsor has no control over content, tone, emphasis, allocation of funds or selection of recipients. ASHM does not endorse or promote any sponsor’s product or service.

    For More Information:

    Click here to download the course flyer

    Please contact Sarah Tran at

    or call on 0478 020 106

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    Date: April 4, 2023 6:30 pm

    Contraception Essentials in Primary Care (NSW/ACT)

    City/Town/Suburb: NSW/ACT
    Venue Name: Online – Zoom
    Event Status: Confirmed
    Time Zone: AEST