Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives: Their Critical Role in Addressing Today’s Reproductive Health Landscape

Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives: Their Critical Role in Addressing Today’s Reproductive Health Landscape

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ACOG and AAP suggest LARC methods should be first-line contraceptive choices. How confident are you in starting that conversation with your patients?

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Time to complete: 30 minutes


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  • Overview

    Intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants, also called long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), are the most effective reversible contraceptive methods. The major advantage of LARCs compared with other reversible contraceptive methods is that they do not require ongoing effort on the part of the patient for long-term, effective use. In addition, after the device is removed, the return of fertility is rapid. Join Dr. David Eisenberg has he discusses when LARCs should be recommended as a first-line contraceptive choice and when they should not. He further details how to approach a shared decision-making discussion with patients about their contraceptive options.

  • 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 in St. Louis School of Medicine
    St. Louis, MO

    Research: Evofem Biosciences, Medicines 360, Merck
    Ownership Interest: Femasys Inc.
    Consulting Fees: Evofem Biosciences, Femasys Inc., Medicines360, ACI Clinical/Sebela Pharmaceuticals

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry Fiedel, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Kate Nagele has nothing to disclose.
    • Jay 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:

    • Discuss the burden and demographic distribution of unintended pregnancies
    • Describe the recommendations from AAP and ACOG regarding long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) and their associated risk-benefit profiles
    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the etonogestrel implant and the IUD/IUS LARC methods
    • Demonstrate competency in managing the contraception counseling process when utilizing a shared decision-making approach to contraceptive choice
    • Formulate strategies for educating patients regarding LARCs and their associated risk-benefit profile to ensure patient-centric contraception selection
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and certified nurse midwives in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

  • 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 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for .5 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for .5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 12, 2023. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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    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 Organon, LLC.

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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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