a. Understand the purpose of emergency contraception and when its use is indicated.
b. Understand which patient factors to consider when selecting the most appropriate form of emergency contraception for each patient (e.g. obesity, desire for future fertility, hormonal contraception use, breastfeeding).
c. Describe the mechanism of action and efficacy of all evidence-based emergency contraception options.
d. Describe the safety, risks, and common side effects of all evidence-based emergency contraception options.
e. Describe how to counsel regarding the resumption of regular contraception use following the use of emergency contraception. f. Describe the appropriate timing for use of each emergency contraception method after intercourse.
g. Describe the return precautions and indications for seeking medical attention following emergency contraception use.
h. Identify common misconceptions about emergency contraception (e.g. safety of repeat use, effect on future fertility, effect on existing pregnancy, behavioral effects of advance provision) and provide appropriate counseling.
i. Understand the average cost and availability of the guideline-based emergency contraception options.
j. Describe the contraindications to the use of emergency contraception.