Contraceptive counseling provides education, dispels misinformation, facilitates selection of a method that will be successful for the individual, and encourages patient involvement in healthcare decisions and life goals. Discussing contraception brings the nurse practitioner and patient together to create a tailored plan that meets the individual’s reproductive needs over a lifetime.
Discuss any clinical encounters that you may have had relating to contraception. How did you counsel patients on their choices and possible risks? Describe how you would explain the differences to your patients in the long acting reversible contraceptive devices.
Counsel patients on contraceptive options recognizing contraindications, risk factors, and side effects for available options.
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