Adolescent Reproductive Health and Contraception for Nurses in Primary Care

Series meets Thursdays (weekly) from 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM MT 


This series will review important adolescent reproductive health topics such as taking an adolescent sexual health history, minor consent and confidentiality, and STIs in teens. It will also provide an overview of available contraceptive methods, patient-centered contraceptive counseling, and strategies for addressing common concerns and side effects of birth control methods.


  • Describe the law in Colorado that allows adolescents to consent to their own care for reproductive health services. 
  • List three ways that you might initiate a conversation about birth control methods that reflects a patient-centered approach to contraceptive counseling.
  • Identify the key steps in early pregnancy, and the mechanism of common birth control methods to prevent pregnancy.
  • Describe the first steps in triaging teens who have unexpected bleeding with their hormonal contraceptive method.

Session/Title Date
1 - Overview: Teen-centered reproductive health care 7/28/2022
2 - Person-Centered Contraceptive Care (continued) and STIs In Teens 8/4/2022
3 - Overview of the Reproductive System and Mechanism of Contraception and EC 8/11/2022
4 - Long-acting Reversible Contraception and Depo-Provera 8/18/2022
5 - Combined Hormonal Contraception (Pill, patch, ring) 8/25/2022
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