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.  


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.


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.


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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.


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