Contraceptive Technology Update 2014-04 - Contraceptive Technology Update - Apr 01, 2014

Target Audience:

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


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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.

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Faculty Listing:

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
Melanie Deal, MS, WHNP-BC, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
San Francisco State University Student Health Services
San Francisco


  • Contraceptive implant makes inroads as birth control option
  • Get practice up to speed on LARC methods
  • Extended OC use, Quick Start has arrived
  • Pills are still popular with many women
  • Contraception focus: Combined hormones
  • Add screening for violence by intimate partners


  • 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. Melanie Deal, nurse reviewer, discloses that she is on the speakers bureau for Actavis and Merck & Co. and the advisory board for Actavis, Teva, and Hologic.

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