This activity is part of the Frankly Speaking with Dr. Frank Domino podcast series.
Frankly Speaking CME 252


Contraception: When Do We Start Them? - Frankly Speaking EP 252Guest: Mariyan L. Montaque, DNP, FNP-BC
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

For patients who would like to prevent pregnancy, many options—both hormonal and nonhormonal—exist. Despite the availability of multiple options, many patients do not use them because of either a lack of knowledge or a lack of access, the latter being especially true in uninsured and non−English-speaking communities. Research has shown over the years that while unintended pregnancies have decreased in the United States, more can be done, and primary care providers can play an important role in helping to further decrease and eliminate barriers to contraception. 

Episode Resources and Links: 

  • Lesnewski, R. (2021). Initiating Hormonal Contraception. American Family Physician, 103(5), 291-300.


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Release Date: 11/29/2021

Expiration Date: 11/29/2022


Learning Objectives

  • Assess when to initiate and when to withhold hormonal contraception
  • Discuss how to eliminate some of the barriers to accessing contraception




Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

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Mariyan L. Montaque, DNP, FNP-BC

Instructor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA; Term Lecturer, Family Health Practicum, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA; Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Business Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA. 

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Contraception: When Do We Start Them? - Frankly Speaking EP 252