Contraception 1703 - Contraceptive Technology Update - Mar 01, 2013

Target Audience:

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


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

Rebecca Bowers

Executive Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media

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

Guest Columnist
Adam Sonfield Senior Public Policy Associate
Guttmacher Institute
Washington, DC


  • FDA approves smaller levonorgestrel intrauterine system"” a 'mini Mirena'
  • Longer-acting method that is injectable probed
  • Sterilization option now under research
  • A decade past WHI'” what have we learned?
  • Clinicians continue unneeded pelvic exams
  • Abortion coverage alters for servicewomen


  • 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
  • provide practical information that is evidence-based to help clinicians deliver contraceptives sensitively and effectively

Financial Disclosure:

Consulting Editor Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH, Author Rebecca Bowers, and Executive Editor Joy Dickinson, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Sharon Schnare Nurse Reviewer, discloses that she is a retained consultant for Watson Laboratories and Dopomed; on the speakers€™ bureau for Meda Pharmaceuticals, Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp., and Teva Women€™s Health; and on the speakers bureau and a retained consultant for Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals. Adam Sonfield, guest columnist, has no relationships to disclose.

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