Adolescent Reproductive Health for Nurses, Educators and People Who Work with Youth


Adolescent Reproductive Health for Nurses, Educators and People Who Work with Youth is a new ECHO On-Demand series designed to fit your schedule and pace. This six-module series will provide updated and relevant knowledge about adolescent reproductive health to support youth and their families. Content includes gender and sexuality, reproductive anatomy and physiology, contraception, STIs, laws related to minor consent and confidentiality, and best practices in sexual health education.

Once registered, participants will complete the course on Canvas, an easy-to-use learning management system.

CNPD: This activity is under review for Continuing Nursing Professional Development credit and is pending approval. ECHO participants typically earn one credit per session attended.

CE for Educators: This course was designed with the potential for Colorado Educators to earn CEUs. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at end of the course with information required by the Colorado Department of Education to submit for renewal credit, if it is applicable to the educator's license. For educators outside of Colorado, please check with your local/state board to see if this activity qualifies for you.

Course Overview

Module 1: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality
Module 2: Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
Module 3: Pregnancy and Contraception
Module 4: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Module 5: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Overview
Module 6: Approaching Sexual Health Education in the Classroom

You will receive survey link at the end of this ECHO. Please be sure to complete this survey, which should take no more than 5-10 minutes. Surveys must be completed by the indicated deadline in order to receive CE credit. CE credit will not be given for late survey submissions.

Course graduates will automatically become part of the Adolescent Reproductive Health ECHO Program learning community which includes live case-conferences, monthly clinical pearls, and resources at

After completing the series, learners should be able to:

1. Explain the difference between sex, gender and sexual identity.
2. Label the major body parts for the internal and external anatomy of people assigned female and male at birth.
3. Describe how various contraceptive methods work to prevent pregnancy.
4. Explain at least two essential aspects of sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention.
5. Summarize relevant laws in Colorado related to adolescent reproductive health that allow minors to consent on their own for certain health care services.
6. Describe what comprehensive, medically-accurate and inclusive sexual health education instruction looks, sounds and feels like.

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