Contraceptive Technology Update (Vol. 38, No. 5) - May 1, 2017

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Release date: May 2017

Valid through: May 2019

Target Audience

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


  • Implement Resources for Immediate Postpartum LARC to Cut Unintended Pregnancy
  • New Estimates Show Drop in Annual HIV Infections
  • Check Birth Control Start After Ulipristal Acetate
  • More Research Needed on Benefits, Harms of Screening Pelvic Exams
  • Minimally Invasive Uterine Fibroid Treatment Underutilized
  • Screening, Anticipatory Guidance Needed to Address Teen Sexual Assault


  • 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


Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Editor: Jonathan Springston

Executive Editor: Shelly Mark

Executive Editor: Leslie Coplin

AHC Media Editorial Group Manager: Terrey L. Hatcher

Senior Accreditations Officer: Lee Landenberger

Nurse Planner: Melanie Deal

Physician Reviewer: Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH

Peer Reviewer: Anita Nelson, MD

Financial Disclosure

Contraceptive Technology Update's Financial Disclosure: Peer reviewer Anita Nelson, MD, reports the following: Grants/Research – Agile, Bayer, ContraMed, Merck; Honoraria/Speakers Bureau – Allergan, Aspen, Bayer, Merck, Teva; Consultant/Advisory Board – Allergan, Agile, Bayer, ContraMed, Female Health Co., Merck, MicroCHIPS Biotech, Pharmanest. Nurse Planner Melanie Deal, MS, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, Author Rebecca Bowers, Editor Jonathan Springston, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Executive Editor Shelly Mark, Executive Editor Leslie Coplin, 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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