Update on LARC Revised Clinical Guidance from ACOG

About the Webinar

Changes and updates are coming to the ACOG Practice Bulletin on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), highlighting new studies and data from the CHOICE Project, the Colorado Family Planning program, and other independent studies. Revisions will be published in the November 2017 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology and include expanded and updated evidence-based guidance on new IUDs on the market, postpartum and postabortion LARC, and guidance on use of LARC by nulliparous and adolescent women. This webinar, presented by Eve Espey, MD, MPH and Lisa Hofler, MD, MPH, MBA, will review updated LARC use data from various studies, the benefits and challenges of immediate postpartum LARC, recommendations for effective patient counseling, gynecologic procedures that can take place without removal of an IUD, as well as how to manage pregnancies that occur with a LARC device in place. This free Update on LARC: Revised Clinical Guidance from ACOG webinar from the ACOG LARC Program has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe updated evidence from the CHOICE study and the Colorado Family Planning Initiative relative to LARC uptake, continuation, satisfaction, and impact on unintended pregnancy rates
  • Explain the advantages for both providers and patients of providing immediate postpartum LARC, including evidence of impact on breastfeeding
  • Describe gynecologic procedures that can occur with an IUD in place and management of pregnancies occurring with a LARC device in place