Learn how to prescribe the correct contraceptive to a patient after assessing their previous medical history. In this activity, Dr. Batur reviews the available contraception methods including the newest options on the market. This activity also discusses practice recommendations for contraceptive use along with safety concerns associated with each class of contraceptives.
This session will present an overview of the common causes of chronic pelvic pain. The link between chronic pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction will be discussed. A classification of female sexual dysfunction will be presented and participants will leave with an approach to female patients who present with sexual dysfunction.
Managing depression during pregnancy and lactation is a complex clinical task encompassing the two concomitant medical conditions (i.e., pregnancy and psychiatric illness) and the welfare of two patients (i.e., mother and child). Minimizing infant exposure to the potential risks of both maternal depression and psychotropic medication is the preeminent clinical objective. The audience will learn the relative risks of maternal depression, antidepressant medications during pregnancy, and postpartum/lactation. A treatment model will be introduced to maximize mother and infant well-being when depression arises during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Dr. Crandall answers some frequently asked questions about osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment. She discusses the pros and cons of different diagnostic tests for osteoporosis and speaks on certain controversies regarding bone density monitoring and combination therapy.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 10% of women. Women with PCOS have a variety of symptoms for which they see specialists, but are often not diagnosed until they present to a fertility specialist. This lecture will help primary care clinicians diagnose and treat PCOS early in the disease course to prevent worsening of symptoms and complications, including type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
In this activity, Dr. Crandall will review the safety and efficacy of new selective estrogren receptor modulators (SERMs) approved for menopause hormone therapy. She will also discuss data from new studies on oral hormone replacement therapy and potential systemic effects of available vaginal estrogen medications.
In this brief activity, Dr. Jane Sillman discusses some changing paradigms in the management of hot flushes and other vasomotor symptoms in menopausal women. She addresses both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies to manage these conditions in patients.
Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) provides patients with an excellent way to prevent pregnancy. There are many benefits to these methods, including limited patient responsibility for adherence, high efficacy at pregnancy prevention and long duration of action. In addition, there are many non-contraceptive indications for the use of LARC that can help manage conditions seen by primary care physicians. Increasingly, national organizations are recommending LARC as first line contraception for adolescents and adults. Identification of candidates for LARC, appropriate counseling and timely referrals can help patients obtain contraception and decrease unintended pregnancies.
This program will review screening in women and how to apply the recommendations for common female cancers such as breast and cervical cancer. The criteria used by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) to evaluate screening tests will also be discussed.
Learn to assess the signs of physical, sexual and psychological violence in your patients. Dr. Caralis will discuss the latest screening and counseling guidelines recommended by various agencies on ensuring the well-being of women in these situations. This activity is eligible for Florida Board of Medicine’s state-mandated CME requirement.
In this activity, Dr. Hopkins uses a case example to review best practices in immunizations for pregnant women in accordance with the latest guidelines from the CDC. He also explains the benefits and safety of vaccines recommended for pregnant women.