LARC and Contraceptive Dual Use

About the Webinar

Contraceptive dual use (the use of condoms in conjunction with other contraceptive methods) is known to help prevent unintended pregnancy and protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, research has shown an inverse relationship between the use of hormonal contraception, including LARC, and condom use, leading to increased risk for STIs and unplanned pregnancies. This webinar presented by Jamila Perritt, MD, MPH, FACOG will review what contraceptive dual use is, the observed effect of hormonal contraception use on condom use, and ways providers can implement best practices in regards to contraception and STI prevention and screening. This free LARC and the OPA Contraceptive Care Measures 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 contraceptive dual use and its importance
  • Describe the role of health care providers in explaining the importance of contraceptive dual use to patients
  • Describe health care provider best practices concerning contraceptive dual use, including appropriate STI screening measures prior to initiation of LARC device usage
Jamila Perritt, MD, MPH, FACOG
Clinical Provider, Reproductive Health Care Consultant

Dr. Jamila Perritt is a board-certified OB/GYN who specializes in Family Planning and Reproductive Health. Dr. Perritt works as a clinical provider in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Additionally, she serves as a reproductive health care consultant, where she develops, organizes, and facilitates health education workshops and outreach events to diverse communities and community partners on topics including but not limited to: HIV/STI treatment and prevention, reproductive justice and access to care, adolescent health, contraception, and family planning. She collaborates with various organizations to provide ongoing support and subject matter expertise on sexual and reproductive health, family planning and reproductive justice.

Dr. Perritt is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She completed a Family Planning Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. During her fellowship training, Dr. Perritt received a Masters Degree in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After completion of her fellowship, she returned to her hometown of Washington, DC, where she served as the Medical Director at Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC, Inc. from 2011-2016.

Dr. Perritt is on the faculty at Howard University College of Medicine and at MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Fellowship in Family Planning. She is a passionate advocate for reproductive health, rights and justice. She has worked closely with the Physicians for Reproductive Health, Advocates for Youth, Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and other organizations in support of access to comprehensive reproductive health care.

Dr. Perritt is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a member of The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and a Junior Fellow of The Society of Family Planning. She serves on the ACOG Committee for the Health Care for Underserved Women and as liaison to the ACOG Committee on Gynecologic Practice.