Taking Action to Support Reproductive Autonomy Through Use of IUDs
August 25, 2023
August 25, 2024
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc..
This activity is supported with in-kind contributions:
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc: Other (medical devices, models, training kits, and medical simulators)
Cooper Surgical: Other (medical devices, models, and training kits)
Medicines360: Other (training kits)
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of primary care clinicians and resident/fellows in family medicine. The initiative also may be of benefit to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in family planning.
Clinical training and preparation are integral to supporting IUDs as a successful option for reproductive autonomy. Join Drs. Prager and Turok for a brief didactic presentation reviewing medical eligibility criteria and indications for IUDs—birth control and emergency contraception—in addition to pain management approaches during and after IUD insertion. The faculty then demonstrate best practice techniques for optimal IUD insertion.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the benefits and risks of intrauterine devices (IUDs) as a contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy, including adolescent and postpartum patients
- Apply best practices for proper IUD insertion and removal for eligible patients
- Devise a patient communication plan including education on IUD selection, insertion, and pain management
David K. Turok, MD, MPH, FACOG (Chair)
Chief, Division of Family Planning
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sarah W. Prager, MD, MAS
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Complex Family Planning
University of Washington
Additional Steering Committee
Emily M. Godfrey, MD, MPH
Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Washington
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David Turok, MD, MPH, FACOG (Chair)
Consultant: Sebela Pharmaceuticals
Research Funding: Bayer Corporation; CooperSurgical, Inc.; Medicines360; Organon; Sebela Pharmaceuticals
Emily M. Godfrey, MD, MPH
Speakers Bureau: Organon
Sarah W. Prager, MD, MAS
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