Contraception 1301 - Contraceptive Technology Update - Jan 01, 2009

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for OB/GYNs, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other family planners.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty

Consulting Editor
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH
Senior Author, Contraceptive Technology
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta

Author
Rebecca Bowers

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Senior Managing Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media

Washington Watch Columnist
Adam Sonfield

Authors, Teen Topics
Melanie Gold, Do
Kaityl Duffy, MPH

Nurse Reviewer
Sharon B. Schnare, RN, FNP, CNM, MSN, FAANP
Clinical Instructor
Department of Family and Child Nursing
University of Washington Seattle School of Nursing

Subjects:

  • While use of new methods grows, OCs remain lead contraceptive choice
  • Check OC options: Readers share views
  • Strategies for the Pill: Providers share views
  • Intrauterine devices — More women eye option
  • Shot makes its mark in contraceptive options
  • Get focused on status of teen sexual health

Objectives:

  • identify clinical, legal, or scientific issues related to development and provisions of contraceptive technology or other reproductive services
  • describe how those issues affect services and patient care
  • integrate practical solutions to problems and information into daily practices, according to advice from nationally recognized family planning experts

Financial Disclosure:

Consulting Editor Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH, Author Rebecca Bowers, Associate Publisher Coles McKagen, Senior Managing Editor Joy Dickinson, and Adam Sonfield (Washington Watch Columnist), and Melanie Gold, DO, and Kaityi Duffy, MPH (Authors, Teen Topics) report no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Sharon B. Schnare, RN, FNP, CNM, MSN, FAANP, (Nurse Reviewer) discloses that she is a retained consultant and a speaker for Barr Laboratories, Berlex, and Organon; she is a consultant for 3M Pharmaceuticals; and she is a speaker for FEI Women's Health, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, and Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals.

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