This presentation reviews obstacles to obtaining reproductive healthcare in the US in 2021 and explores the key role of internists in the education of future clinicians, provision of services, and advocacy for patient’s access to care. Faculty with national involvement in healthcare delivery and women’s health education, including reproductive health, will review evidence-based national guidelines encompassing reproductive healthcare, such as WPSI, USPSTF, and ACOG.

Topics covered include a breadth of reproductive and family planning services, with particular attention to contraception. As the guidelines are reviewed, barriers to access will be presented, including the impact of costs, social determinants of health, insurance, and current law/policy. In addition to these longer-term issues, presenters will discuss the newer effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on these issues, which include worsening disparities and access, and introduce and describe various methods to address these barriers both individually and more broadly, advocating with other key medical organizations and federal partners for policy changes and additional resources. This session is sponsored by the SGIM Women and Medicine Commission.

CEU Available: 1.0 CME; 1.0 MOC
CEU Expires:  April 30, 2024

To receive CME/MOC credit, you must (a) watch the video and (b) complete the short assessment. After these two steps are completed, you will receive a certificate.

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Clinical Care Redesign, Clinical Practice, Health Equity, Health Policy & Advocacy, Women's Health

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