Letters, calls and emails: Another diploma option in sexual health

Dear Editor

I would like to express a comment, although rather belatedly, on the article ‘Become an expert on Sexual Health’ by Dr Lizzie Croton (GP 29, September).  

Dr Croton suggests that the Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists is the key diploma to obtain knowledge in sexual health relevant to general practice. I would like to suggest that the Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive HealthCare is more appropriate. It composed of both theoretical and practical training. The theory course is run over three days with six modules comprising all methods of contraception knowledge of sexuality and behaviour.  

The practical training is a competence-based and organised around the needs of each individual trainee, supervised by a faculty instructing doctor. Other appropriate doctors can  supervise practical training. Recertification is required every five years.  

For further information visit www.ffprhc.org.uk.  

Dr M Rees  

Lymm, Cheshire

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