Contraceptive Technology Update (Vol. 37, No. 9) - September 1, 2016

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Release date: September 2016

Valid through: September 2018

Target Audience

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


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  • 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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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 Wayne Shields, Anita Brakman, and Taylor Rose report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Melanie A. Gold, guest columnist, discloses that she is on the Strategic Clinical Advisory Board for Afaxys, is on the IUD Expansion Regional Advisory Board for Bayer, and receives grant/research support from the CDC Office of Adolescent Health.

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