Cases and Conversations in Reproductive Health


Reproductive health is an important element of the full-spectrum of family medicine.  The current health care environment in the US has created fear and anxiety for patients and their physicians, prompted by uncertainty about availability of services, coverage for care and access to physicians.  Education and training that build solutions for reproductive health care help to alleviate some of that uncertainty.  

These cases represent the wide range of patients in your practice and offer you an opportunity to reflect on your skills and knowledge related to reproductive health. The curriculum and cases focus on the eight competencies developed by the project's Expert Advisory Panel and highlight the variety of reproductive issues experienced by family physicians.  To learn more about the CME credit or the Conversations initiative go to


By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Reflect on their personal beliefs and biases related to contraception and the effect of those on patient care.

  • Ask all women ages 15-44 about their reproductive intentions.

  • Ascertain current contraceptive methods and needs.

  • Employ shared decision making to arrive at an optimal contraceptive method(s).

  • Present contraceptive options accounting for individual patient’s goals.

  • Ensure efficient access to appropriate contraceptive methods in a patient centered and timely fashion.

  • Address patient barriers to effective use of contraception.

  • Facilitate shared decision making in the case of unintended pregnancy or contraceptive failure.


This activity is supported by the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.


There is no charge for this activity.


This activity will not include discussions of products or devices that are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the curriculum clearly indicates this fact.


These cases are designed for primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other team members who are interested in providing high quality reproductive health care to patients.


Learners must register to participate in and receive credit for this online educational activity.  Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.  Study the educational content online and choose the best answers to each question.  For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.


CAFP policy and California state law requires that each learning activity have elements of cultural and linguistic proficiency included in the content. This activity includes these elements.


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Approval of credit for this continuing education program does not imply endorsement by CAFP of any product or manufacturer identified.

Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this CME activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication.


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 4.00 CA Board of Registered Nursing
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Course expires: 

Expert Advisory Panel and Master Faculty for this Activity:

  • Shannon Connolly, MD, family physician, Los Angeles, CA
  • Emily Guh, MD, family physician, San Francisco, CA
  • Rebecca Hart, MD, family physician, League City, TX
  • Sarah McNeil, MD, family physician, Martinez, CA
  • Cheri Olson, MD, family physician, La Crosse, WI


The Committee on Continuing Professional Development and CME will be responsible for mitigating any relevant financial relationships disclosed by an individual who may have influence on content, who have served as faculty, or who may produce CME/CPD content for the CAFP. Mitigation may include learner notification, peer review of content before presentation, requirement of EB-CME, changing topics, or even dismissing a potential faculty member.

It is the policy of the CAFP to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all continuing education activities. All individuals with potential to influence the content of this program have submitted Disclosure of Interest declarations that have been reviewed according to policy. Learner notification of declarations is below. All individuals with relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies have been contacted by CAFP staff or CCPD members, and issues of conflict have been discussed and mitigated.

Expert Advisory Panel, Content Development and Master Faculty: 

Shannon Connolly, MD; Emily Guh, MD; Rebecca Hart, MD; Sarah McNeil, MD; Cheri Olson, MD. These panel and faculty members have no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Content Development and Planners: 

Mary Ales, MBA, FACEHP; Jerri Davis, CHCP; Christopher Larrison; Tom McKeithen, MBA; and Shelly Rodrigues, MS, CAE, FACEHP, FAAMSE. These developers and planners have no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.


This Enduring Material activity, Cases and Conversations in Reproductive Health, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 4.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 05/21/2021. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

This activity is also approved for 4 AOA Category 2A credits and 4 nursing credits. CAFP’s Bureau of Registered Nursing number is #1809.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 4.00 CA Board of Registered Nursing
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