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What’s New in Contraceptive Patches?

What’s New in Contraceptive Patches?
Dr. Kauntiz and Dr. Nelson discuss why contraception patches are integral to the health and well-being of a woman of childbearing age

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    The negative consequences of an unplanned pregnancy are numerous.  For one, there may be maternal or child health issues to consider. Also, an unplanned pregnancy often comes with questions surroundings one’s ability to pursue a job, or education and economic consequences can be tremendous. An unplanned pregnancy often leads the woman or the couple to have to make difficult decisions about abortion, or relationships status. For all these reasons, contraception is integral to the health and well-being of women of childbearing age.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. 

    Lee Philip Shulman, MD, FACOG, FACMG
    Anna Ross Lapham Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Chief, Division of Reproductive Genetics
    Medical Director, Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling
    Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University
    Chicago, IL

    Dr. Shulman receives consulting fees from Natera, Sequenom Inc., and Sera, is a speaker for Sequenom Inc., and has contracted research with Natera, and Sequenom Inc.


    Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD, FACOG, NCMP
    University of Florida Term Professor and Associate Chair
    Medical Director and Director of Menopause and Gyn Ultrasound Service
    UF Southside Women's Health
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville
    Jacksonville, FL

    Dr. Kaunitz receives royalties from UpToDate, consulting fees from Allergan, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, Pfizer, and Shinogi and has contracted research with Bayer and Therapeutics MD.

    Anita L. Nelson, MD
    Professor Emeritus
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA

    Dr. Nelson receives consulting fees from Agile, Allergan, Bayer, ContraMed, Intrarosa, and Merck, is a speaker for Allergan, Aspen Pharma, Bayer, and Merck and has contracted research with Agile, Bayer, ContraMed, and Merck.


    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Ashley Rosenthal has nothing to disclose.
    • Robert Schneider, MSW has nothing to disclose.


  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Explain the advantages and drawbacks of contraceptive patches.
    • Identify the strategies that will overcome the most common misperceptions that clinicians and patients may hold regarding contraceptive patches that may detract from greater consideration of their use.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Omnia Education has a core focus on women's health and the ways in which diseases and conditions impact the female patient. That unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment for healthcare professionals nationwide. We impact thousands of clinicians annually, many of whom return each year for clinical updates and connectivity with regional peers.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Agile Therapeutics.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of TOPEC and Omnia Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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