Contraceptive Technology Update (Vol. 37, No. 6) - June 1, 2016

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Release date: June 2016

Valid through: June 2018

Target Audience

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


  • Zika virus update — What do your patients need to know?
  • What’s in the pipeline? Science moves  long-acting contraceptive options forward
  • FDA updates mifepristone labeling, easing access to abortion pill
  • Review reproductive health considerations for women with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Do teen LARC users get message on condom use?
  • In memoriam: Ward Cates Jr., MD, MPH
  • Teen Topics: Initiating contraceptive provision with teens
  • STI Quarterly:  Can providers create an HPV-free zone? Communication and scheduling are key
  • STI Quarterly:  Online ‘pop quiz’ might  help predict sexually transmitted infections in young women


  • 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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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 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

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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, Melanie Deal, nurse reviewer, and guest columnists Anita Brakman and Taylor Rose Ellsworth report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Melanie A. Gold, guest columnist, discloses that she is a clinical advisory board member for Afaxys. 

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