Gynecological Care: Best Contraception Practice Techniques: IUD/LARC Insertion and Removal

Release Date:
August 25, 2022 
Expiration Date: August 25, 2023
Time to Complete Activity: 1 hour

*This activity expired for credit on August 25, 2023 and is no longer available for credit

Steering Committee:
Karen J. Antell, MD, MPH, FAAFP 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University 
Philadelphia, PA 
Faculty Physician, Family Medicine Residency, ChristianaCare, Wilmington DE 
Faculty Physician, OB/GYN Residency, ChristianaCare, Newark DE 
Medical Director, ChristianaCare School-Based Health Centers
LARC Trainer, Upstream USA

Mark J. Hathaway, MD, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Johns Hopkins University 
Baltimore, MD 
Medical Director
Washington, DC 
Technical Advisor, SRH/FP 
Baltimore, MD 
Technical Advisor for Family Planning and Title X
Unity Health Care 
Washington, DC 

Ian Baxter, DO, MS, FACOG
Dedicated to Women 
Milford, DE 
OB/GYN Preceptor
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Philadelphia, PA 
LARC Trainer
Delaware Title X Family Planning
Dover, DE
National Contraceptive/LARC Trainer, Upstream USA

Target Audience 
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of primary care clinicians and resident/fellows in family medicine. It may also be of benefit to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers who are involved in family planning.

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Supporter Acknowledgment 
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the role of long-acting reversible contraception devices (LARCs) as a contraceptive method for women seeking a birth control option
  • Demonstrate best practices for proper LARC insertion and removal for eligible patients
  • Generate a patient communication plan, including education on intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants and collaboration on appropriate LARC selection based on the patient’s history and personal preferences

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Karen J. Antell, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Other: Organon (Trainer)

Ian Baxter, DO, MD, FACOG
Speakers’ Bureau: Bayer Corporation; Lupin (expired 1/20); Merck
Other: Organon (Trainer)

Mark J. Hathaway, MD, MPH
Advisor: Afaxys, Inc
Speakers’ Bureau: Bayer Corporation (expired 12/21); Medicines360
Other: Organon (Trainer)

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