Women’s Health Prime Time: Using Telemedicine to Increase Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

Women’s Health Prime TimeTM: Using Telemedicine to Increase Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)


Release Date: November 6, 2020
Last Reviewed: November 5, 2020
Expiration Date: November 6, 2021
Time to Complete Activity: 0.75 hour

*This activity expired for credit on November 6, 2021 and is no longer available for credit


Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, MSHP (Chair)
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chair of Telehealth
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Washington, DC

Christine Dehlendorf, MD
Vice Chair for Research, Family and Community Medicine
Director, Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program
Departments of Family and Community Medicine; Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Terri-Ann Thompson, PhD
Senior Associate
Ibis Reproductive Health
Cambridge, MA
This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.  

Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of primary care clinicians, obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs), as well as nurse practitioners (NPs) and PAs who provide healthcare for reproductive-aged women.

Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the workflow and currently available best practices to deliver women’s healthcare via telemedicine
  • Summarize a patient-centered approach to effective contraceptive counseling via telemedicine, including non-contraceptive benefits of different methods and eligibility criteria for patients who desire a LARC method
  • Formulate effective, evidence-based strategies to reduce barriers to LARC access, focusing on decreasing the number of in-office visits for LARC initiation and telesupport follow up


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Telemedicine: Past, Present, and Future
  • Contraception Via Telehealth
  • Focus on Telehealth and LARC
  • Future Directions: A Hybrid Model of Contraception Care?
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Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, MSHP (Chair)
Has no financial relationships to disclose.

Christine Dehlendorf, MD
Has no financial relationships to disclose.

Terri-Ann Thompson, PhD
Has no financial relationships to disclose.

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