Contraceptive Technology Update (Vol. 36, No. 6)- June 1, 2015

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Release date:  June 2015

Valid through: June 2017

Target Audience

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


  • Herpes vaccine research may be propelled toward possible candidate
  • Research eyes use of withdrawal
  • Research focuses on development of a longer-acting injectable contraceptive
  • New data indicate insurance is important in implementing over-the-counter OC
  • Teen Topics: Access to contraception and school-based health — One strategy for preventing teen pregnancy
  • HPV vaccination — Urging male vaccination might protect more young people at same price
  • Explore new online videos from ARHP
  • Special focus issue coming: Patient-centered care


  • 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

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. Guest

columnist Anita Brakman reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Melanie A. Gold, guest columnist, discloses that she is on the speaker’s bureau for Novatis Pharmaceutical Co.

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