Contraceptive Technology Update (Vol. 37, No. 1) - Jan. 1, 2016

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Release date: January 2016

Valid through: January 2018

Target Audience

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


  • American Cancer Society’s shift adds confusion on breast screening — Conference to focus on developing uniform national guidelines
  • More women reported to be moving to long-acting reversible contraceptives
  • Family planners can look into the future — What contraceptive options are in the pipeline?
  • Pills, patches, and rings — What’s the latest on the second-tier methods
  • Get up to speed on ICD-10 coding for reproductive health services
  • Washington Watch: Over-the-counter oral contraception is caught up in politics
  • Congenital syphilis on rise — What you can do
  • 2015 Salary Survey Results:  Reproductive health clinicians report slight salary gains in midst of staffing cuts — Declines in funding continue to affect almost one in four local health departments
  • 2015 Salary Survey Results: Overview of respondents and responses to annual CTU Salary Survey


  • 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


  • 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours


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This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

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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, Melanie Deal, nurse reviewer, and Adam Sonfield, guest columnist, report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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