Contraceptive Technology Update - April 1, 2015

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Release date: April 2015

Valid through: April 2017

Target Audience

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



  • Data reaffirm the effectiveness of LNG, copper intrauterine devices
  • HPV screening: Option to cytology-based options
  • Scientists eye impact of expedited partner therapy
  • Remind all women about importance of folic acid
  • More emphasis needed on vaccination for HPV — What is your approach?
  • Research focuses on health implications tied to PCOS


  • Identifyclinical, legal, or scientific issues related to development and provisions of contraceptive technology or other reproductive services
  • Describehow those issues affect services and patient care
  • Integratepractical solutions to problems and information into daily practices, according to advice from nationally recognized family planning experts
  • Providepractical information that is evidence-based to help clinicians deliver contraceptives sensitively and effectively

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)


  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours


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Credit Designation


AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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 Listing


Rebecca Bowers


Executive Editor: Joy Dickinson

Continuing Education & Editorial Director: Lee Landenberger

Nurse Planner: Melanie Deal

Physician Reviewer: Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH


Financial Disclosure

Contraceptive Technology Update's author Rebecca Bowers, Executive EditorJoy Daughtery Dickinson, and Consulting Editor Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Melanie Deal, nurse reviewer, discloses that she formerly was on the speakers bureau for Merck & Co.

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