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Addressing the Contraception Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults

Addressing the Contraception Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults



Time to Complete

1 hour


July 31, 2016


July 31, 2017
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.00 / CE for Nurses
1.00 / CE for Nurse Practitioners (0.50 pharmacology credit)

Accredited Provider

Provided by Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

Program Description

Despite improvements in the safety and tolerability of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs), as well as current guideline recommendations, recent studies suggest that physician attitudes have been slow to change. Physicians' concerns regarding the use of LARCs may reduce patient counseling regarding this option, which in turn will limit a patient's knowledge regarding LARC use and safety and as a consequence result in underuse. These findings suggest that there is a significant unmet need for educational interventions targeting health providers concerning the safety of LARCs for young and nulliparous women which may play an important role in increasing access to LARCs for this population.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this activity consists of primary care physicians, OB/GYN, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who are in a position to address the contraceptive needs of young women.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the rate of unintended pregnancy in the United States
  • Identify evidence-based guidelines about contraceptive eligibility criteria
  • Describe contraception counseling utilizing a shared decision making framework
  • Counsel patients about a range of contraception options including method initiation and management of common side effects
  • Discuss the safety and efficacy of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) including IUDs and implants
  • List clinician and patient contraception related resources
  • Consider systems practices which can affect contraceptive initiation and continuation

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.


Dr. Susan E Rubin MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Clinical Family & Social Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

Dr. Rubin has nothing to disclose.

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

The staff of Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc., has nothing to disclose.

The independent reviewers from CME Peer Review have no financial relationships to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc., is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP13986, for 1.00 Contact Hour.




CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.

Designation Statement

Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc., is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education (provider number: 040309). This program has been approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 0.50 hours of pharmacology).

Participant: Please claim only the portion of this program that you attended/successfully completed.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Participants are advised that this CME/CE activity will contain references to medication or medical device names which at present are not FDA-approved for Contraceptive use.


The opinions expressed in this activity are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc., or Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.


This activity is provided free of charge to participants.

Before participating in this activity, please download the following PDF from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): United States Medical Eligibility Criteria (US MEC) for Contraceptive Use, 2010.

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the pre-activity questionnaire, post-test, and program evaluation. Participants must also score at least 75% on the post-test. Certificates will be distributed online at the conclusion of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Catherine Hart, CME Manager Email:

If you have any other questions relating to your certificate or other issues with the activity, please contact


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