Save the Date: FREE LARC Talk and TrainingSeptember 7th, 2018 | Clinical Connections•News
Long-acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) is a highly efficacious, safe and underutilized contraceptive method. Each year in the U.S., 43 million women are at risk for unplanned pregnancy. Increasing access to LARC can significantly decrease the rate of unplanned pregnancy, and especially for teens for whom timely point-of-care access can be critical. LARC is also the first-line recommended contraceptive for adolescents by The American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Join your AHP colleagues at the RIT Inn & Conference Center at 5257 W Henrietta Rd, Henrietta, NY 14467 for a free one-hour LARC talk and free two-hour Nexplanon training on Friday, December 7 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Breakfast and refreshments are included.
The LARC talk is provided through the University of Rochester Hoekelman Center’s LARC Initiative. This one-hour session will cover the safety, effectiveness, and availability of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) for teens, while focusing on contraceptive counseling of all birth control methods, and will include plenty of time for Q&A. Providers will then participate in a free two-hour training to learn how to place Nexplanon. For those who have already been trained, we’re also offering a Nexplanon refresher course! This course is open to all primary care providers: physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.