FSRH Hot Topic: Troubleshooting contraception | Half-day, online event

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Date: 21 Oct 2023

Start time: 09:30AM

End time: 12:30PM

Venue: Online

Cost: £50 - £150

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FSRH Hot Topic: Troubleshooting contraception | Half-day, online event

Opening times

Half-day online Saturday event.


  • Specialist Gynaecology
  • Sexual Problems
  • Public Health
  • Contraception
  • Basic Clinical Skills

FSRH Hot Topic Events are a series of half-day courses providing expert specialist clinical training and essential information. This event has been developed with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Events Committee.

Join us to address the challenges and solutions related to contraceptive methods. We’ll explore and discuss various issues encountered in contraception, including effectiveness, accessibility, side effects, and patient experiences.

Event highlights

Gain insight on best practice and strategies to improve contraceptive awareness, access, and education.

Expand your knowledge of contraception choices and discuss concerns and experiences faced by patients.

Connect with your peers through thought-provoking discussions and case studies.

Developed by clinicians for clinicians, this programme has been developed by leading experts, focused on practical tips and take-home messages. We have also added plenty of time for Q&A.

Learning outcomes:

  • This course will enable delegates to evaluate treatment and consider management options for more complex cases such as overweight & obesity, difficult coil placements, LARC and contraception after pregnancy.
  • Delegates will learn to identify common challenges and issues faced by patients using different contraceptive methods and explore practical solutions to address these challenges effectively.
  • Consider diversity and inclusion when providing sexual and reproductive healthcare (to include sexuality, gender diversity, neurodiversity, ethnic background, ability).
  • Enhance knowledge to be able to manage and mitigate side effects associated with various contraceptive methods, ensuring patients can address safety concerns effectively.

CPD credits: 3

Event information

Agenda and speakers

9:30 – 9:40: Welcome and overview

  • Dr Maryam Nasri, Community Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare consultant & GP & Vice President of Membership, FSRH

9:40 – 10:10: Overweight, Obesity and Contraception - key points from the CEU

  • Claire Nicol, Advanced SRH Nurse Practitioner, Deputy Director of the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit

10:10 – 10:40: Difficult IUD placements

  • Dr Zara Haider, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Wolverton Centre, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

10:40 – 10:50: Tea & Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:20: Guidance for management of troublesome vaginal bleeding with progestogen-only long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)

  • Dr Jane Dickson, Consultant in sexual and reproductive health in South-East Wales

11:20 – 11:50: Postnatal Contraception – why, when, what and how?

  • Dr Helen Sullivan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

11:50 – 12:25 Q&A with all speakers

12:25 – 12:30 Chairperson’s closing remarks

Disclaimer: the programme content is accurate at the time of publishing and may be updated.

Download the full programme information here.

Speaker biographies

Maryam Nasri profile

Dr Maryam Nasri 

Maryam Nasri is a Community Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare consultant and a GP in London and has worked in primary care as a GP and in contraception as a specialist for 17 years.  She has worked in primary care, community settings and acute care with a variety of providers. She has worked in many services such as menopause clinics, complex contraception clinics, and integrated clinics with GUM specialists and as a sexual assault officer. Her experience enables her to deliver a holistic and life course approach in her clinical work and gives her a broad insight into delivery of care, patient needs and clinicians’ needs, in primary and specialist care. She has been a faculty trainer for more than ten years, training a wide variety of healthcare professionals in different settings. She has been the VP for membership since 2021 and is responsible for ensuring the FSRH continues to support its members in all categories. She oversees the work of the events and the international committee.  

Zara Haider

Dr Zara Haider

Dr Zara Haider FRCOG, FFSRH, Dip. GUM, has been a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust since October 2012.  She is the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Vice President for Workforce Strategy and CSRH Training Programme Director for London and Educational Supervisor to a CSRH trainee.  She is immediate past Chair of the FSRH Meetings Committee.  Zara completed her SRH training as a subspecialty trainee at the Margaret Pyke Centre and is a former Darzi Fellow.  

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Claire Nicol

Claire is the Deputy Director of the CEU, leading on nursing and midwifery engagement and also quality assurance of clinical content of educational and guidance products. She led on the development of the recently published Progestogen-only Pills guideline. 

Claire began her career as a midwife, before moving into SRH 15 years ago and she currently works as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Sexual and Reproductive Health at Chalmers Centre in Edinburgh. She has a special interest in complex contraception and nursing and midwifery education and training.   

Jane Dickson

Dr Jane Dickson

Dr Jane Dickson is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare at Aneurin Bevan University Healthboard. She was the first Vice President for Workforce and Strategy of the FSRH and one of the first successful candidates to undertake CESR in SRH, having been a GP and a SAS doctor earlier in her career. She is a leading advocate for women’s reproductive healthcare having been particularly involved in leading changes in abortion care legislation and more widespread availability in access to contraception. She often appears in the media and has a social media presence as @thesexdoctorUK on Twitter. 

Helen Sullivan

Dr Helen Sullivan


Dr Helen Sullivan is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Dr Sullivan has held that post since 2000 and has been providing a postnatal contraception service there since 2002.

Helen has a long-standing interest in contraception and has an MD in contraception and is a founding member of the MFRSH. Helen is also an accredited menopause specialist. 


On-demand content

Unable to join us on the day? Purchase your ticket to watch a recording on–demand at a time convenient to you.

All delegates will have access to event content for up to one month after they are made available online. 

Please note that the recordings will not be immediately available after the event and may take up to 2 weeks before they can be accessed online. 


Discounts and offers

Early bird discount

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary in 2023, the first 30 people to book tickets will benefit from a limited discount using the code ‘First30’ at the checkout on Eventbrite. Hurry and book your place with the code now! 

Taster discount – exclusively for non-members!

Try one of our Hot Topic events for the first time and receive £10 off your ticket price. Use code: taster

Buying tickets for your whole team? Make savings with our Hot Topic Bundles.

Get one ticket free for every 10 member or concession member tickets purchased when you buy 10-30 tickets in one go. Use the code ‘bundles’ to reveal these ticket options on Eventbrite.  

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Please note multiple discount codes cannot be used at the same time. We are unable to offer refunds for this event.  

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Hot Topic feedback

"Excellent webinar, very useful presentations, knowledgeable speakers, interactive, lots of learning points, well chaired"

"I think this was the most beneficial training event I've ever attended. So interesting and each speaker was fantastic"

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