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How To Use this Module

This training module is designed to engage the learner. Adult learning and retention improve when the learner participates actively in the learning process. Barrier Methods can be used as either an interactive self-study program or as a participatory, group training experience. If you are a presenter working on group training, please use the Go To Presenters Info tab at the top right of this screen. It is expected that completing this curriculum will take approximately 50 to 55 minutes.

The self-study curriculum is divided into four sections, which are accessible by clicking on the navigation tabs above:

  • Introduction
  • Contents
  • Post-test
  • References

The Introduction section provides a brief introduction to the training module, instructions and suggestions for use of this module, and an overview of the Contraceptive Technology and Reproductive Health Series. This section should be read through completely for accurate and optimal use of the module.

The Contents section is composed of illustrative graphics and narrative text. At times, a shaded box labeled "Learner Note" follows the narrative. Learner notes contain links or information about other modules and references that can extend your education.

The Post-test section includes an interactive post-test and an online answer key. If you are interested in receiving a certificate of completion from FHI, you will need to follow the instructions in the Certificate of Completion section.

The References section includes the various references used in compiling the information in this module. It is recommended that the learner use these references to expand on the information presented in this module. Also included is the summary fact sheet for barrier methods that can be used for review or future reference. The fact sheet summarizes barrier methods and is a great resource for further study. This section also contains information on the WHO book, Improving Access to Quality Care in Family Planning: Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (WHO Eligibility Criteria), and FHI’s Quick Reference Chart for the Medical Eligibility Criteria of the WHO (Quick Reference Chart), as well as information on credits and copyrights for this module.



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