Counseling Patients About Family Planning

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.


Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH
Senior Technical Advisor 
Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and Department of Family Medicine 
Georgetown University Medical Center
Jamila Perritt, MD, MHP
Reproductive Health and Family Planning Specialist
Susan F. Wood, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Director, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health 
The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the learner should be able to:
  1. Describe patient-centered care in the context of family planning.
  2. Assess who should be counseled for family planning services.
  3. Address potential provider barriers and biases for quality family planning.
  4. Discuss short acting and long acting contraception options.

Accreditation & CME / CPE Credit

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.
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.

Completing the Module

To complete this module:
  1. Review the Course Overview (this page) in its entirety. You must review the page for one minute before the next section will unlock.
  2. Take the Pre Test.
  3. Watch the Module 2 Video. Do not attempt to speed up the video, as the Post Test will only unlock after the entire video has been viewed. The video can be paused and resumed later.
  4. Take the Post Test. You must pass the Post Test with a score of 75% or higher to claim credit. You will be able to take the test multiple times. 
  5. Complete the Evaluation. If you are a pharmacist claiming CPE credit, fill in your NABP ID and Month/Day of birth to receive credit. Note: Credit will be transmitted to ACPE within 40 days of participation.
  6. Claim credit or a certificate of attendance. This section will unlock after you complete the Post Test and Evaluation.

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