Contraceptive Technology Update (Vol. 38, No. 2) - February 1, 2017

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Release date: February 2017

Valid through: February 2019

Target Audience

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


  • LARC for the Medically Complicated Patient
  • Does Weight Gain Play a Role in Women’s Contraceptive Choices?
  • College Health Services Are Making the Grade
  • Research Looks at Antibiotic Option for Gonorrhea
  • Teen Topics: Offer Reproductive Life Planning for Adolescents
  • Washington Watch: Reproductive Health and Rights Face Period of Crisis



  • 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.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP13791, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing


Rebecca Bowers

Anita Brakman

Taylor Rose Ellsworth

Melanie Gold

Adam Sonfield


Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Assistant Editor: Jonathan Springston

Executive Editor: Shelly Mark

Senior Accreditations Officer: Lee Landenberger

Nurse Planner: Melanie Deal

Physician Reviewer: Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH


Financial Disclosure

Contraceptive Technology Update's Financial Disclosure: Consulting Editor Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH, Nurse Planner Melanie Deal, MS, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, Editor Rebecca Bowers, Assistant Editor Jonathan Springston, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Executive Editor Shelly Mark, Senior Accreditations Officer Lee Landenberger, and Guest Columnists Anita Brakman, Taylor Rose Ellsworth, and Adam Sonfield report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Guest Columnist Melanie Gold serves on the Strategic Clinical Advisory Board for Afaxys and serves on the IUD Expansion Regional Advisory Board for Bayer.


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