Podcasts are a popular, easy- listening format for experts to share views, host conversations with other experts, and impart knowledge. They are similar to radio broadcasts, consisting of downloadable audio files, and are generally part of a themed series. The CTC-SRH’s podcasts are aimed at sexual and reproductive health clinicians and other staff members who are looking for current and easily digested segments of information that can be accessed from both computers and mobile devices.
The CTC-SRH produces several standalone podcast episodes on a variety of topics, such as preventing congenital syphilis or basic infertility services. Our podcast, Clinical Chats, is the overarching name for all our episodes, and it encompasses several sub-series. The two active sub-series are titled Coding with Ann and Reproductive Justice (see below).
The CTC-SRH’s podcast was formerly called The Family Planning Files and is now known as Clinical Chats: A Podcast for Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Providers, or just Clinical Chats for short. This new podcast name has been changed to align with our new program’s name which now includes the term ‘sexual and reproductive health’ instead of ‘family planning.’
Each episode is conceptualized, created, hosted, and recorded by our CTC-SRH experts. Our podcast features sexual and reproductive health clinicians as well as experts from across many disciplines such as law and administration from all over the United States.
Upcoming episode topics for 2023 include billing and coding guidance for early pregnancy management, patient health literacy, and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescent males and young men. The diversity of podcast topics and guests ensures that there is a listening session of interest across the sexual and reproductive health field.
One to two podcast episodes are released every month and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and other major streaming platforms for easy on-the-go listening. All the podcast episodes can also be streamed directly from our website.
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‘Clinical Chats’ is the overarching name for all our podcasts, and it encompasses our two podcast sub-series ‘Coding with Ann’ and ‘Reproductive Justice.’
Clinical Chats focuses on interviews with a variety of subject matter experts in the realm of sexual and reproductive health services, in order to deliver the latest news and guidance to Title X clinicians and other staff. While some podcasts are more clinically focused than others, there are a number of episodes of Clinical Chats that are useful to anyone who works in Title X or other sexual and reproductive healthcare settings, including administrators, medical assistants, and health educators.
The NCTCFP speaks with Coleen Jones and Rachel Guy about the new ASCCP Risk-Based Management Consensus Guidelines, how they differ from previous guidelines, and their experiences in implementing them in their clinical practice.
This podcast series is funded by an award from the US DHHS Office of Population Affairs. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS, OASH, or OPA. A transcript of the podcast is available below.
The NCTCFP speaks with Dr. Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, from the Friends Research Institute, about substance use disorder, medications for opioid use disorder, and the importance of family planning clinicians incorporating SUD screening and referrals in their services.
In this episode, Ann Finn discusses codes to use when seeing a patient and billing for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV prevention.
Coding with Ann is the CTC-SRH’s ongoing podcast series on billing, coding, and reimbursement for anyone involved in revenue cycle management in Title X or other sexual and reproductive health settings. Episodes feature Ann Finn, of Ann Finn Consulting, LLC, a nationally-known expert in medical billing and coding who has worked with many sexual and reproductive health organizations over the years.
The CTC-SRH is committed to supporting Title X grantees, sub-recipients, and service sites in providing sexual and reproductive care that is high quality, equitable, and accessible. To do so, we have created this podcast series that focuses on reproductive justice and how clinicians can apply this framework to their clinical practice.
The CTC-SRH aligns with Sister Song’s definition of reproductive justice as the right to maintain bodily autonomy, to have or not have offspring, and the ability to parent those offspring in safe environments. These podcasts are aimed at anyone who works in sexual and reproductive care, especially in patient-facing roles, such as clinicians, health educators, or clinical support staff.
Our guest speaker, Dr. Bradley Stoner, discusses the latest STD trends and treatment in the United States. Dr. Stoner is the Medical Director of the St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, and is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
In this podcast, part of the June 2022 Clinician Cafe on providing family planning services to LGBTQ+ patients, the NCTCFP talks with Dr. Sheldon D. Fields, from Penn State School of Nursing, about current guidance on sexual and reproductive healthcare for MSM patients.