“Beyond the Pill” Webinar Series

Crosspost from School-Based Health Alliance

Announcing a new three-part webinar series covering contraceptive options and counseling for your school-based health center. The series will help you become better equipped for conversations with your patients as they seek options at referral sites.

Part 1: An Introduction to IUDs and the Implant

Wednesday, October 23, 1:00pm ET

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In this first webinar, we will review the latest science and professional recommendations for offering these methods as part of your school-based sexual and reproductive health services. A review of these methods and the CDC’s guidelines for patient eligibility with a focus on adolescents will help give you the foundation you need to be able to discuss IUDs and implants and better equip you to help young people achieve their reproductive goals through improving access to full range of contraceptive options.

Presenter: Nishant Shah, MD, MPH, Clinician Trainer, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco 

Part 2: Sharing the Science: Tools for Describing Data Using a Patient-Centered Framework

Wednesday, October 30, 1:00pm ET

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Join our second webinar as we explore key principles of patient-centered counseling and discuss how to offer non-judgmental contraceptive counseling in challenging, real-world situations. In this webinar, we will review strategies for addressing misinformation and presenting scientific data about risks, benefits, and side effects of contraceptive methods using a patient-centered approach. While this training is designed mainly for those who provide contraceptive counseling and care, anyone who talks with students about health and/or sexuality may be interested.

Presenter: Lisa Stern, RN, MSN, MA, Clinician Trainer, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

Part 3: An Ethical Framework for Providing Contraceptive Counseling

Wednesday, November 6, 1:00pm ET

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The final webinar in the series is an opportunity to explore ethical guidelines for providing contraceptive care and counseling. Presenters will help you examine how unconscious bias can impact the way you talk with students about their contraceptive options and how different approaches to counseling may advance or hinder students’ reproductive autonomy. An overview of patient-centered counseling will help establish an ethical framework that supports those adolescents who desire contraception to have access to information about the full range of options and select their method of choice.

Presenters: Connie Folse, MPH, CHES, Contraceptive Training Specialist, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

  • Nina Pine, MSc, Contraceptive Training Specialist, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

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