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Breaking the Contraceptive Barrier: Techniques for Effective Contraceptive Consultations

(Published September 2008)

Accreditation, Publication Information, and Post-Test

Learning Objectives

After reading this Clinical Proceedings, individuals will be able to:

  • Recognize barriers that women face in effectively preventing unintended pregnancy
  • Identify barriers that impede the ability of health care providers to effectively and successfully discuss contraception with patients
  • Employ effective strategies for overcoming the most common barriers to patients’ contraceptive success
  • Develop patient-specific strategies for providing contraception

Supporter Acknowledgement

Funding for this publication was provided by educational grants from Duramed Research, Inc., a subsidiary of Barr Pharmaceuticals.

Clinical Advisors

Paul Blumenthal, MD, MPH
Linda Dominguez, RN-C, NP
Kathleen Hill-Besinque, PharmD, MSEd

This publication is part of an ARHP program that also included the following clinical advisors: Linda Burdette, PA-C; Gary Kreps, PhD; Linda Prine, MD; Heather Reynolds, MSN, CNM, FACNM; and Rameet Singh, MD.

Contributing Staff and Consultants

Caroline Brown, MS, MBA, Education Associate
Jennifer Baldwin, Consulting Designer
Beth Jordan, MD, Medical Director
Allison Tombros Korman, MHS, Associate Director of Education
Jennifer Melton, Consulting Writer
Wayne C. Shields, President and CEO
Amy Swann, MA, Director of Education

Financial Disclosure Information

The following committee members and/or contributing staff have a financial interest or affiliation with the manufacturers of commercial products possibly related to topics covered in this issue of Clinical Proceedings. These financial interests or affiliations are in the form of grants, research support, speaker support, or other support. This support is noted to fully inform readers and should not have an adverse impact on the information provided within this publication.

Blumenthal: Consultant and speaker for Organon.

Burdette: Consultant for Neurocrine Biosciences.

Dominguez: Consultant and speaker for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Ortho Women’s Health, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Barr Pharmaceuticals, and Organon.

Hill-Besinque: Speaker for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Duramed; owns stock/is a shareholder of GlaxoSmithKline.

Singh: Consultant for Ipas.

Baldwin, Brown, Jordan, Tombros Korman, Kreps, Melton, Prine, Reynolds, Shields, and Swann have no affiliations to disclose.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Participants who correctly answer at least 70% of the post-test questions will receive continuing education credit. If you have any questions, please contact ARHP staff at (202) 466-3825 or You will receive a certificate of completion within four weeks of submitting the post-test.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners—This educational activity has been approved by the Continuing Education Approval Program of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health for 2 contact hours, including 1.2 pharmacology hours. Credit can be applied toward the nursing continuing education requirements of most professional organizations and state Boards of Nursing.

Nurse Midwives—ACCME credit hours in Category 1 are accepted by the Continuing Competency Assessment Program of the American College of Nurse Midwives for programs relevant to nurse midwifery. Nurse Midwives who complete this activity may report up to 2 hours of credit.

Pharmacists—ARHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The assigned universal program number is 463- 000-08-010-H04-P. This activity provides 2 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Physicians—ARHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. ARHP designates this continuing medical education activity for 2 credit hours of AMA Category 1 Credit™.

Physician Assistants—The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician Assistants who complete this activity may report up to 2 hours of credit.