Illustrative Module Materials - COCs

The session plan summarizes how the resources and documents in the module should be used to achieve the learning objectives. Each section of the session plan addresses a module topic, such as characteristics of the method or medical eligibility, and is keyed to one or more slides in the primary presentation. All the module materials and resources are listed on the first few pages of each session plan, with links to the module files. The COCs Module is divided into three sessions:

  • Session I is on the characteristics of COCs and includes key points for providers and clients, effectiveness, mechanism of action, health benefits of COCs and side effects.
  • Session II contains information on who can and who cannot use COCs, medical eligibility for the use of COCs and information on screening for contraceptive use.
  • Session III is on providing COCs. It includes information on when women can start COCs, how to take the pill, what to do when a client has missed taking one or more pills, counseling COC users, correcting rumors and misconceptions, follow up visits, management of side effects, warning signs of complications and problems that may require stopping COCs or switching to another method.

The Illustrative Training Schedule provides a snapshot of the breakdown of the module by day, time, and topic covered.