Forum focus: Contraception care in the time of pandemic
Presenters: Dr. Amanda Black (Ottawa, ON), Dr. Konia Trouton (Victoria, BC), Dr. Dustin Costescu (Toronto, ON)
As physical and social distancing measures have been implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19, the healthcare system has been upended with the deferral or cancellation of in-person visits and health care providers have had to rapidly adapt their clinical practice. During this time, drug production sites and supply chains have also been disrupted. Consequently, Canadian people and couples who want to avoid a pregnancy at this time are at increased risk of unplanned pregnancies due to lack of access to contraceptive care or methods.
The learning objectives for this event are:
- Understand the evidence to support adaptations to contraception care during a pandemic
- Apply the updated "SOGC Contraceptive Guidance During Pandemics" to their patients
- Utilize the SOGC guidelines and RAICE (Rapid Access IUC Centres of Excellence) algorithms in providing safe virtual and in-person contraceptive care
We encourage participants to read this document before the session: Contraception Consensus: Updated Guidance during Pandemics and Periods of Social Disruption
Useful materials that are shared in the forum will be made available on the SOGC COVID-19 Resources page of the SOGC’s website.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour.
This program is supported by an educational grant from Bayer.
This event is available on a complimentary basis to SOGC members and non-members. You will receive login information for the Zoom meeting by email 24 hours in advance of the event date.
***Please note that this session will be recorded***