Contraceptive Technology Update (Vol. 36, No. 9) - Sept. 1, 2015

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Release date: September 2015

Valid through: September 2017

Target Audience

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


  • Counseling on LARC methods cuts unintended pregnancy rates
  • Single-size Caya diaphragm is available by prescription in U.S.
  •  What are the options available for medication prior to IUD placement?
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptives used by few women after delivery
  • Study: Obese teens less likely to use contraception
  • Teen Topics:  Gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth grouped, show increased risk for unintended pregnancy
  • Liletta IUD available in the United States
  • STI Quarterly: Time to update your clinical practice: 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines available — App, wall chart, and webinar developed to aid clinicians
  • STI Quarterly: Data suggests genital screening misses many STI cases in women
  • STI Quarterly: Get CDC fact sheet on shigellosis


  • 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, Consulting Editor Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH, and guest columnists Anita Brakman and Taylor Rose Ellsworth 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. Melanie A. Gold, guest columnist, discloses that she is on the speaker’s bureau for Novatis Pharmaceutical Co.

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