Topic: Common Sexual and Reproductive presentations in adolescents

Speakers: Ms Sam Read and Dr Kath McNamee – Family Planning Victoria, Medical Education Team

The Doctors in Secondary Schools (DiSS) clinical training program has partnered with Family Planning Victoria (FPV) to enable GPs and nurses (in the DiSS program) to access their online training in Contraception and Sexual health history taking. Registration for the contraception course is normally valued at $275, but is available free of charge through the CANVAS platform until December 2021.

This webinar will aim to consolidate your learning from this course, or to serve as a launch point for you to undertake this comprehensive 6 hour self-paced online, accredited course. We highly recommend this course as contraception and sexual health is a major component of Adolescent Health and will also equip you to manage any patient age group in primary care.

Family Planning Victoria Contraception Course

The didactic component of this session will aim to build upon the content and themes covered in this course.

Session Aims:

  • Take a sexual history for a young person presenting requesting contraception
  • Compare contraception options based on efficacy and patient choice
  • Implement quick start guidance for initiation of a suitable method of contraception
  • Assess and manage menstrual problems for a young person considering contraception options
  • Assess IUD options and suitability for a young person


Kathy McNamee is the Medical Director of Planning Victoria and an adjunct lecturer in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Monash University. She is a lead writer for the updated contraception section of the Therapeutic Guidelines on Sexual Health

Sam is a Senior Nurse Educator at Family Planning Victoria (FPV) and works in the Clinical Education Unit, Community Outreach Service and as a Sexual and Reproductive health Nurse in clinic. Sam is a member of the Community Outreach Service at Family Planning Victoria. She delivers information sessions for at risk/marginalised young people; education and training for health and allied professionals; and has contributed to other program areas across the organisation, as well as the development of online training.

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Please note: The didactic presentation was recorded for sharing after the webinar. In respect of the privacy of participants and the confidentiality of patients, the interactive discussion will not be made available after the session.