Women, men, and couples have more options than ever for safe and effective contraceptive methods to reduce the risk of an unintended pregnancy. With these expanded options comes the need for evidence-based guidance to help health care providers offer quality family planning care to their patients, including choosing the most appropriate contraceptive method for individual circumstances and using that method correctly, consistently, and continuously to maximize effectiveness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) periodically revises its contraceptive guidance for health care providers after review of the scientific evidence and consultation with national experts. The CDC has recently released updated guidelines, available here:
U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use
U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use

Co-presented by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this webinar will help public health and MCH professionals understand the implications of the revised CDC guidelines for state and local health departments in their efforts to improve reproductive health. Featured speakers: Katharine Simmons, MD MPH, Guest Researcher, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Andria Cornell, MSPH, Senior Program Manager, Women's Health, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Michelle Eglovitch, MPH, Program Associate, Women's and Infant Health, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

Language: English
Year Created: 2016
Topic Tags: Maternal & Infant Health
File Type: Video
Resource Type: Webinar