Illustrative Module Session Plan – Contraceptive Implants

The session plan summarizes how the resources and documents in the module should be used to achieve the learning objectives. Each section of the session plan addresses a module topic, such as characteristics of the method or medical eligibility. The slides to be shown with each section and appropriate handouts are identified. All the module materials and resources are listed on the first few pages of each session plan, with links to the module files. The implants module is divided into six sessions:

  • Session I is on the characteristics of implants and includes key points for providers and clients, effectiveness, mechanism of action, health benefits of implants, side effects, and complications.
  • Session II contains information on who can and who cannot use implants, medical eligibility for the use of implants, information on screening for contraceptive use and when a woman can start using implants (e.g. first 7 days of menstrual cycle, post abortion, switching from a hormonal method, etc).
  • Session III is on providing implants. It includes a review of when to start implants, key counseling topics for implant users, correcting rumors and misunderstandings, counseling about side effects, helping continuing users, and problems that may require switching to another method.
  • Session IV A shows the steps in one-rod implant insertion.
  • Session IV B shows the steps in one rod implant removal.
  • Session V A shows the steps in two-rod implant insertion.
  • Session V B shows the steps in two-rod removal.
  • Session VI is on infection prevention procedures related to the insertion or removal of implants.

The Illustrative Training Schedule provides a snapshot of the breakdown of the module by day, time, and topic covered.