Contraceptive Technology Update (Vol. 37, No. 12) - December 1, 2016

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Release date: December 2016

Valid through: December 2018

Target Audience

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


  • Clinical Challenge: Easing IUD Insertion Pain?
  • CDC Updates Guidance On Zika Prevention
  • Emergency Contraception & LARC - What You Need to Know
  • HPV Vaccination: How to Increase Rates
  • Use Quality Tools to Enhance Patient Experience
  • Gender-Affirming Healthcare: How Providers Can


  • 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: Jill Drachenberg

Associate Managing Editor: Dana Spector

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 Jill Drachenberg, Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector, Consulting Editor Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH,  Melanie Deal, nurse reviewer, and guest columnist Adam Sonfield report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.



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