A Family Doctor's Guide to Medication Abortion
Join us for a live webinar with CAFP Past President Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP as she presents cases to help participants understand the full process from identification of pregnancy through completion of abortion. In addition, she will touch on information about telehealth abortion care since that is a fairly new way for people to access abortion services.
This webinar will be recorded and available as an enduring activity shortly after the live webinar.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Describe an evidence-based protocol for the provision of medication abortion
- Recognize and address complications of mediation abortion
- Describe the changing landscape of abortion provision in the United States
- Understand how teleMAB and self managed abortion have changed the way patients may present for care
This activity is designed for family medicine physicians, and other primary care team members.
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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.
This activity is supported by the California Academy of Family Physicians.
There is no charge for this activity.
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Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP
Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP, is the immediate past President of the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). Dr. Connolly is Associate Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, and Director of Primary Care at Melody Health, where she also sees patients. As CAFP president, she focused on setting the Academy’s health policy priorities; addressing racism and health inequity; and helping to raise awareness of the important work of family physicians.
Dr. Connolly received a B.A. in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University and an M.D. from University of Southern California. She did her medical residency in Family Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles and completed a fellowship in Primary Care Psychiatry at the University of California Irvine. She has held numerous leadership positions at the American Academy of Family Physicians, including currently serving as past Chair of the Subcommittee on Health Equity and as an inaugural member of the Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Family Medicine. Her clinical interests include integrating sexual and reproductive health services into primary care settings and expanding provision of medication abortion.
Shannon Connolly has no financial interests to disclose.
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The following planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Jerri L. Davis, CHCP
The AAFP has reviewed A Family Doctor's Guide to Medication Abortion and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 07/19/2022 to 07/19/2022.
The AAFP has reviewed A Family Doctor's Guide to Medication Abortion - Enduring and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 07/20/2022 to 07/19/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.
- 1.00 AAFP Prescribed