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Test 14: Family planning after pregnancy

Please choose the one most correct answer to each question or statement.

  1. The most important aim of family planning is to:
    • Save money
    • Improve the quality of life for everyone
    • Prevent sexually transmitted diseases
    • Ensure that each family has 1 child only
  2. In poor communities the prevention of large families:
    • Improves the health of women and children
    • Increases the mortality of women during pregnancy
    • Makes the financial status of the family worse
    • Is not a priority in the planning of perinatal health
  3. The correct way to advise a woman regarding a suitable contraceptive method is to:
    • Ask her which method she would like and then consider if it is a suitable choice.
    • Prescribe the method that you think would be the best.
    • Suggest that she use Ovral as a postcoital contraceptive.
    • Allow her to use whatever method she wants.
  4. Which of the following is the least effective method of contraception:
    • An injectable
    • A condom
    • An intra-uterine contraceptive device
    • A combined oral contraceptive pill
  5. One of the very effective contraceptive methods is:
    • The condom
    • Breastfeeding
    • An intra-uterine contraceptive device
    • Spermicides
  6. Postcoital contraception with Norlevo, E-Gen-C or Ovral should be offered to a woman who has had a single episode of unprotected sexual intercourse:
    • Five days ago
    • Seven days ago
    • Ten days ago
    • When she misses her next expected period
  7. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include:
    • Smoking under 30 years of age
    • Smoking under 35 years of age
    • Smoking over 35 years of age
    • Non-smoking at 40 years of age
  8. A healthy woman who is not a smoker and is on a combined pill should:
    • Stop taking the pill after 1 year
    • Stop taking the pill after five years
    • Stop taking the pill for a few months periodically every few years
    • Stop taking the pill at 35 years of age if she has a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more
  9. An injectable is a suitable contraceptive method for a woman who:
    • Is planning a pregnancy within the next 6 months
    • Is planning a pregnancy in 1 to 2 years
    • Has a history of current breast cancer
    • Is 35 years old with two children and wants no further children
  10. Lactation is reduced by:
    • The progestogen-only pill (minipill)
    • An intra-uterine contraceptive device
    • An injectable
    • A combined oral contraceptive pill
  11. The combined oral contraceptive pill may cause:
    • Menorrhagia (heavy and/or prolonged menstruation)
    • Carcinoma of the ovary
    • Nausea and breast tenderness
    • Permanent infertility
  12. The side effects of injectable contraceptives (depot progestogens) include:
    • Decreased lactation
    • Increased risk of pelvic infection
    • Increased risk of thromboembolism
    • Amenorrhoea
  13. The effectiveness of combined oral contraceptive pills may be impaired by:
    • Aspirin
    • Antibiotics
    • Antacids
    • Coffee
  14. Tubal ligation causes:
    • Menstrual abnormalities
    • Weight gain
    • Headaches
    • None of the above
  15. Health benefits of combined oral contraceptives include:
    • No effect on lactation
    • Less premenstrual tension
    • Less coronary artery disease
    • Less risk of HIV infection
  16. An advantage of the condom as a method of contraception is that it:
    • Is very effective
    • Decreases the risk of sexually transmitted disease
    • Increases sensation during intercourse
    • Is socially acceptable to everyone
  17. Which contraceptive method is most appropriate for a teenager who has had an unplanned pregnancy?
    • An intra-uterine contraceptive device
    • An implant
    • A combined oral contraceptive pill
    • Postcoital contraception
  18. A copper containing intra-uterine contraceptive device is a suitable method for a woman who:
    • Is lactating (breastfeeding)
    • Has multiple sexual partners
    • Is on treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease
    • Has excessive menstrual bleeding
  19. A suitable contraceptive method for a female smoker aged 37 years who has recently had her third child is:
    • Ovral as a method of postcoital contraception
    • A combined oral contraceptive pill
    • Tubal ligation
    • Condoms
  20. When would be the most appropriate time to insert an intra-uterine contraceptive device after delivery?
    • Immediately after delivery
    • 2 weeks postpartum
    • 6 weeks postpartum
    • Not earlier than 3 months postpartum