The Progesterone-Only Contraceptive Pill

Except in case of an emergency situation which would not allow it, this consultation must be entirely devoted to the choice of the means of contraception.

If the health professional does not have sufficient time to provide enough information, it will be necessary to consider another consultation which will be this time entirely devoted to the choice of contraception.

WHO's BERCER model proposes a course of consultation and follow-up in 6 stages: Welcome, Meeting, Information, Choice, Explanation and Return.

Goals of the consultation

  • To assess the motivations and the needs for contraception
  • To deliver clear and precise information
  • To approach the various methods of birth control
  • Side effects
  • Contraindications
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Demonstrations if necessary
  • To provide informative documents...

Other examinations

A gynaecological examination, researching personal or family antecedents of certain illnesses like arterial hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, migraine, thromboembolic events which may contraindicate the use of the pill for example, as well as a blood test during the consultation.

A smear test is offered if the woman has already had sexual relationships.