Research consistently shows that sexual satisfaction is a critical component of relationship and life satisfaction. Yet sexual dysfunctions are common, and they impact relationships, self-esteem, and quality of life. Clinicians often feel inadequately trained to address these issues. In this talk, faculty will present on several key topics regarding sexuality and sexual dysfunction: approaches to discussing sexual issues with patients, common sexual problems for men and women, treatment of sexual dysfunction, and indicators for specialist referral. The faculty will also review the changing socio-sexual climate today and how these trends may impact the lives of your patients. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
This session will review best practices for counseling patients with an unintended pregnancy. With practical examples of patient-centered counseling techniques, the faculty will present approaches to counseling an ambivalent patient. You will learn to provide evidence-based answers to both common and challenging questions about parenting, adoption, and abortion. After this lecture, you will have unbiased referral resources for information and support on all pregnancy options to share with your patients.
Initial findings of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) published in 2002 forever changed the way menopause hormone therapy has been viewed in the United States. After WHI, use of systemic menopause hormone therapy (MHT) decreased by as much as 80 percent among U.S. women. In the following decade and half, additional data derived from WHI coupled with new research findings resulted in confusion and misunderstandings for patients and clinicians alike on the appropriate use of MHT to manage menopause. This presentation will blend the findings of WHI with newer learnings and provide a practical approach to using MHT.
This lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of contraceptive options for women of child-bearing ages. The significance and impact of prescribing practices on women will be discussed highlighting the importance of reproductive planning in all female patients with childbearing potential. Principles of effective contraceptive counseling will be outlined. Risks, benefits and medical indications for various contraceptive methods will be reviewed. Initiation and management of noncompliance with various contraceptive methods will also be discussed. A practical approach to management of contraceptive side effects will be discussed as well as risk/benefit assessments in choice of most appropriate contraceptive options.
In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will range from sexual dysfunction treatment in women, Options for dealing with “difficult” patients, and recognizing burnout in clinical settings.
Over the last year, important papers have been published that impact women’s health. In this 60-minute presentation, these important articles will be reviewed and cover topics from CVD risk and associated factors during the menopause transition, risk of breast cancer and menopausal hormone therapy, risk reducing medications for women at an elevated risk of breast cancer, the role of testosterone in postmenopausal women.
In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies as well as encounters with rare diseases and conditions. You will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses, increase your awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, and become familiar with clinical decision aids that improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses.
What do primary care providers need to know about contraception and menopause? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
Sexual problems in women are highly prevalent, often with an adverse impact of quality of life and relationships. Learn the principal causes of female sexual dysfunction and options for effective management in this 60-minute session with an open Q&A period.