Training Improvement Programme

Training Improvement Programme

The concept of the training programme developed for the course was to create slide sessions with notes, which can be used not only for teaching but also for self-study. The Training Improvement Programme does not provide new guidelines but intends to enable the clinician to understand the background of WHO MEC, to be aware of the probability of a complication, the importance of taking a complete patient history to prevent serious adverse events and by this facilitate and improve decisions in daily but also more difficult situations.

The slide contents are based on new evidence and references are given for more interested health care professionals. The programme also includes five sessions about contraception in women with medical conditions. As this is an advanced training programme we recommend less experienced nurses and doctors to first study the WHO training tools (

This self-study concept allows all ESC members to use the programme for self-training and update their knowledge around contraceptive methods.

These slides have been produced by the TTT group developed by Teresa Bombas (Portugal), Katarina Sedlecki (Serbia), Frans Roumen (the Netherlands), Inaki Lete Lasa (Spain) and Gabriele Merki (Switzerland). The ESC supports the free availability of these modules on the website. The updating of the content is the responsibility of the TTT group.

Please contact us ( if you wish to organise a course with this training improvement programme.

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