Contraceptive Technology Update (Vol. 36, No. 7)- July 1, 2015

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Release date:  July 2015

Valid through: July 2017

Target Audience

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


  • STI Quarterly: CDC clinical advisory: Be on the lookout for ocular syphilis cases in the United States
  • STI Quarterly: Drug-related HIV outbreak spurs CDC to issue nationwide alert
  • Implement patient-centered care into your family planning practice
  • Guest column: The ACA has pressed for patient-centered care — How about sexual and reproductive healthcare?
  • Title X clinics see upswing in use of long-acting reversible contraceptives by teens
  • Mammograms a personal decision for women in their 40s, panel says
  • Stigma, lack of affordability keep many transgender people from pursuing care
  • Washington Watch: Guidelines aim to improve contraceptive coverage


  • 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 Credits


  • 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 #CEP14749, 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 Editor Joy 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 columnists Wayne Shields and Adam Sonfield have no relationships to this field of study.

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