Contraceptive Technology Update (Vol. 38, No. 4) - April 1, 2017

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Release date: April 2017

Valid through: April 2019

Target Audience

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


  • New Analysis Looks at Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • First Steps Toward Bringing an OTC Pill to Market
  • Female Condom Important Tool in Zika Prevention
  • Data: Cervical Cancer Worse for Specific U.S. Demographics
  • Male Contraception Moving Forward
  • Examining Women’s Bones During Menopause May Help Prevent Fractures
  • STI Quarterly Update: Are Young Males Getting Needed HPV Vaccination?; Online Risk Calculator May Refine PrEP Use



  • 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


Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Editor: Jonathan Springston

Executive Editor: Shelly Mark

AHC Media Editorial Group Manager: Terrey L. Hatcher

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, Author Rebecca Bowers, Editor Jonathan Springston, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Executive Editor Shelly Mark, Managing Editor Terrey Hatcher, and Senior Accreditations Officer Lee Landenberger report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.


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