Welcome to the training on the Hormonal IUD
This is a technical, didactic training course on the hormonal IUD for health care providers in Nigeria. This course is intended for providers who already have experience providing family planning counseling and methods, including the Copper IUD and Implants, to clients. This training is intended to prepare health care providers with the knowledge needed to progress to hands-on practical training with the hormonal IUD. Providers will complete modules on the characteristics of the hormonal IUD, as well as the loading, insertion, and removal procedures for the hormonal IUD. Modules will also discuss when the hormonal IUD can be provided and will provide information on counseling clients on the hormonal IUD in the context of a full method mix. A short refresher on other family planning methods will also be provided.


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Is this course for me?
This course is intended for both public and private sector health care providers in Nigeria who seek to learn the skills necessary to offer the hormonal IUD to their clients. This course is designed for providers who already have the skills, knowledge, and experience to provide other family planning methods, including LARC methods like the copper IUD and the implant. 
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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will
  • Understand the characteristics, including the benefits and limitations, of the hormonal IUD
  • Understand clinical information necessary to safely provide the hormonal IUD to clients
  • Know the steps involved in insertion and removal of the hormonal IUD
  • Know the steps involved in the loading procedure of various types of hormonal IUD products available in Nigeria
  • Have the necessary knowledge to proceed to a hands-on practicum with uterine models
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How long will it take?
 This course should take you around 6 hours in total to complete. You will have approximately 2 weeks to complete all of the activities in the course. Each module description will show approximately how long the module will be so that you can plan your time accordingly. The course is self-guided and it will track your progress so you may do it in your own time, pausing and returning to the course where you left off. 

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 When you complete this course you will be contacted to begin the next phase of your training--a practical, hands-on skills practicum on uterine models with a master trainer. When you complete that stage of training, you will be provided with a certificate of completion. Note, however, that a hands-on clinical practicum will be required before you are certified to provide the hormonal IUD on your own. 

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       Join course       button. This will take you through to the course content. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.

Data protection


This course was created and is administered by the Society for Family Health (SFH), Population Services International (PSI), and FHI 360 in collaboration with the Federal and State Ministry of Health (MOH) in Nigeria. By joining this course you are consenting to SFH and PSI being given access to your Kaya profile information, including your name and email address so that they can provide the course. This may require them to contact you. Your data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting purposes. If you have any questions about this, please email conyezobi@sfhnigeria.org.


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