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Contraceptive Counseling for New Nurse Practitioners

Mar 24, 2021

I’ve made a few videos about contraceptive counseling, specifically IUD, Nexplanon and oral contraceptives, but this week I want to focus on the approach to the contraceptive counseling conversation with patients.

Family planning is crucial for primary care, and applies to all genders. I see so many providers feeling uncomfortable with these conversations, and hopefully this helps you feel better both bringing up and navigating the conversation.

In this video I cover:

 The most important questions to ask to get the answers you’re looking for

 The most helpful way to optimize the conversation with your patient to save time

 How to avoid the “deer in headlights” look when you’re talking to patients

 My favorite resources to guide your conversations

A presentation I reference in the video is here: http://www.ctcfp.org/wp-content/uploads/APPROVED_Cason_Patient-Centered-Reproductive-Goals-and-Contraceptive-Counseling-pc-edits.pdf 

And here are two other websites to help with patient reference: 

Reproductive access project: https://www.reproductiveaccess.org/resource/bc-fact-sheet/ 

Bedsider.org: https://www.bedsider.org/ 

(FYI: to slow down the audio speed, hit the gear symbol in the bottom right corner and change it to .75x or .5x. Closed captions are also located at the bottom R hand corner of the video.)

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