Expanding Contraceptive Choices for Women: The Vaginal pH Modulator

Expanding Contraceptive Choices for Women: The Vaginal pH Modulator

CME/CE Broadcast Replay

Expanding Contraceptive Choices for Women: The Vaginal pH Modulator

New hormonal contraceptive options continue to emerge for women. These include a vaginal ring, a patch, and a progestin-only pill. But what can you offer a woman who wants an option that is FDA-approved, hormone-free, and self-administered/user-controlled? Join us as Dr. David Eisenberg discusses a novel vaginal pH modulator that is safe, effective, and checks all the boxes.

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  • Overview

    Many women prefer to use a nonhormonal contraceptive. They also want the freedom to self-administer on demand and want assurances that the contraceptive is safe, effective, and has received FDA approval. One such contraceptive is a self-administered, hormone-free gel that functions as a vaginal pH modulator. Join Dr. David Eisenberg as he describes the evolution of this vaginal pH modulator and the clinical trials leading to FDA approval. Even more significant is patient acceptance, which was remarkably high for this contraceptive. In fact, approximately 9 out of 10 women participating in the clinical trials indicated they would continue using the vaginal pH modulator and also recommend this novel method to their friends.  

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. 


    David L. Eisenberg, MD, MPH, FACOG
    Associate Professor
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
    St. Louis, MO
    Consulting Fees: Evofem, Femasys, Medicines360, Sebela Pharmaceuticals Inc./ACI Clinical
    Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: Evofem, Merck
    Contracted Research: Medinines360, Merck
    Ownership Interest: Femasys

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Sue Grossman has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Jessica Runyon has nothing to disclose.
    • Robert Schneider, MSW, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Explain the advantages and drawbacks of vaginal pH modulators (VPMs) in contraception
    • Identify the strategies that will overcome the most common misperceptions that clinicians and patients may hold regarding gel-based contraceptives that may detract from greater consideration of vaginal pH modulators
    • Discuss the scientific data underlying the increasing pregnancy rate demonstrated in contemporary clinical trials of contraception
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and certified nurse midwives in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology, primary care, family practice, and internal medicine.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for 30 minutes of Nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Omnia Education is the leading provider of education for women’s health professionals. Our activities are recognized nationwide for providing credible, relevant, and practical information on issues impacting the female patient. Additionally, our unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment, and our ability to help learners recognize and overcome barriers to optimal performance and optimal patient outcomes has positioned us as a leader in women’s health education.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Evofem Biosciences.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Omnia Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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