Counseling Patients About Family Planning

This module utilizes expert discussion and case studies to illustrate patient-centered counseling for family planning and contraception, addresses barriers and biases for providers, and reviews available forms of contraception.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe patient-centered care in the context of family planning
  • Assess who should be counseled for family planning services
  • Address potential provider barriers and biases for quality family planning
  • Discuss short-acting and long-acting contraception options

Disclaimer 

The material presented in this continuing medical education program is being made available for educational purposes and does not reflect the official views or policies of the DC Department of Health unless explicitly stated.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.50 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 Completion
Course opens: 
04/28/2020
Course expires: 
04/28/2024

Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

Senior Technical Advisor
Jhpiego
 
Bio
Mark J. Hathaway, MD, MPH, is a board-certified OB/GYN who served on Medstar’s Washington Hospital Center OB/GYN faculty from 1997-2013 in Washington, DC. There he developed and led the Section of Community Outreach, the Family Planning Section, the Ryan Residency Program, and the Family Planning Fellowship. He currently serves as a Family Planning and Reproductive Health Senior Technical Advisor for MCSP/Jhpiego, an international NGO that focuses on international maternal child health programs. Dr. Hathaway has served on several national-level work groups and committees, including the Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Family Planning and the National Contraceptive Metrics Workgroup, and holds appointments at George Washington University. Dr. Hathaway is a dedicated advocate interested in advancing reproductive health policies, family planning strategies, and the development of sound public health programs.
 

Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, and Department of Family Medicine 
Georgetown University Medical Center
 
Bio
Dr. Fugh-Berman teaches courses on medicinal plants and evidence-based medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. She directs PharmedOut, a GUMC project that advances evidence-based prescribing. Her research focuses on pharmaceutical marketing practices and the culture of medicine.
 

Jamila Perritt, MD, MPH

Reproductive Health and Family Planning Specialist
 
Bio
Jamila Perritt, MD MPH FACOG is a fellowship trained, board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a comprehensive background in family planning and reproductive health. She provides community based care focusing on the intersection of sexual health, reproductive rights and social justice. Dr. Perritt works as a clinical provider in Washington DC and surrounding areas and as a reproductive health care consultant collaborating with organizations to provide ongoing support and subject matter expertise on sexual and reproductive health, family planning and reproductive justice. You can follow her on Twitter @ReproRightsDoc.
 

Susan F. Wood, PhD

Associate Professor, Health Policy
Director, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health 
George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health
 
Bio
Dr. Wood's work at GW and public advocacy focuses on the use of scientific knowledge in public policy. She previously was Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and directed the FDA Office of Women's Health from 2000 - 2005 when she resigned on principle over continued delay of approval of emergency contraception over-the-counter. Prior to the FDA, Dr. Wood was the Director of Policy and Program Development at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health. From 1990 - 1995, Dr. Wood worked on Capitol Hill as professional staff for the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. Initially as Science Advisor and later as Deputy Director to the Caucus, Dr. Wood helped develop and promote the Women's Health Equity Act.
 

Faculty Disclosure

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, The George Washington University Office of CEHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships and that all conflicts of interest be identified, resolved, and communicated to learners prior to delivery of the activity.
 
The following planners, upon submission of a disclosure form, made no disclosures of commercial relationships:
 
  • Jamila Perritt, MD, MPH
  • Susan F. Wood, PhD
The following planners, upon submission of a disclosure form, disclosed the following potential conflicts:
 
  • Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman discloses that she is a paid expert witness at the request of plaintiffs in litigation regarding pharmaceutical marketing practices. She is also a subcontractor to George Washington School of Public Health.
  • Dr. Mark Hathaway is a paid trainer for Nexplanon birth control implant on behalf of Merck and is a paid member of the Clinical Advisory Boards for Afaxys and ContraMed.
 

 

Physicians 

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Physician Recognition Award Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

PHARMACISTS AND PHARMACY TECHNICIANS 

The George Washington University Hospital, Department of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
 
ACPE#: 0536-9999-18-011-H01-P
ACPE#: 0536-9999-18-011-H01-T
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Expiration Date: September 15, 2023
CE Credits: 1.5 (0.15 CEUs)

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.50 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 Completion
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