The resources on this page are all created by the CTC-SRH to assist clinical services providers in managing common sexual and reproductive health concerns and related preventive health care issues. Some resources are helpful before, during, and after clinical encounters as quick reference guides, while others are focused at implementing or improving new services or protocols.
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In this DIALS, recorded on 11/27/23, Dr. David Turok and Dr. Hilary Reno discussed emerging research that supports emergency contraception and post-exposure prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Studies have shown that PEP and EC are appropriate for prophylaxis following unprotected intercourse. Additionally, DoxyPEP shows promise as a preventive measure for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.
This DIALS, recorded on 11/1/2023, featured Dr. Angeline Ti and Dr. Lauren Thaxton. It provides an overview of the research that supports extended use for most methods of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) available in the U.S., followed by a discussion about techniques for client-led education and counseling for potential extended use LARC.
This DIALS, recorded on 8/30/2023, featured Stephanie Arnold Pang and Dr. Joseph Cherabie. It provides an overview of Expedited Partner Therapy and the strategies to mitigate legal, medical, practical, and administrative barriers to its implementation.
This DIALS, recorded on 6/8/2023, featured Drs. Mike Policar and Misha Pangasa and highlighted the CTC-SRH's training materials and job aids focused on caring for clients experiencing common symptoms during the first trimester of pregnancy. This session can assist with billing and coding, case studies, and definitions for early pregnancy care and complications.
In this DIALS, recorded on 4/27/2023, featured CTC-SRH staff Jacki Witt, JD, WHNP-BC and Kristin Metcalf-Wilson, DNP, WHNP-BC. This session highlighted specific training, toolkits, and job aids appropriate for clinical services providers which are readily available through the CTC-SRH and RHNTC websites. This session can assist you with onboarding, maintaining, and improving practice through the development of essential sexual and reproductive health care knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior.
In this DIALS, recorded on 4/6/2023, featured guests Jen Vesbit of EM*POWER, Deb Roberts with Embryo Connections, and Alena Patsenka with Embryo Solution. The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) is responsible for administering the frozen embryo adoption public awareness campaign and funds the three organizations in this session.
In this DIALS, recorded on 2/1/2023, guests Dr. Ina Park and Jessica Zamora discuss self-collected, in-home STI testing. Dr. Park focuses on the evidence around the technology used in in-home test kits and Ms. Zamora covers results and future directions for a pilot program for in-home STI testing launched by the National Coalition of STD Directors in early 2022.
This DIALS, recorded on 11/17/2022 with guest Anne Moore, DNP, WHNP/ANP-BC, FAANP, focused on understanding and supporting client use of the combined oral contraceptive (COC) Nextstellis®
This DIALS, recorded on 9/22/2022 with guest Dr. Lynae Brayboy, provides an overview of the Clue app, including effectiveness in pregnancy prevention, achieving pregnancy, cycle tracking, and patient education.
This DIALS, recorded on 6/23/2022 with guest Brandi Howard, provides an overview of Phexxi vaginal gel, including effectiveness in pregnancy prevention, user satisfaction, and other characteristics. Phexxi for STI prevention is also discussed.
This DIALS was recorded 6/21/22 with guests Beth Kruse, MS, CNM, ARNP, Lead Clinician for the Family Planning Program of Public Health Seattle-King County, and Tammy Bennett, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, DNP(s), Reproductive Health Statewide Nurse Consultant for Louisiana. This DIALS focuses on an in-depth discussion of tailored public health strategies aimed at addressing missed opportunities and closing disparities gaps for the prevention of congenital syphilis in the family planning setting.
This DIALS, recorded on 4/21/2022 with guest Dr. Jack Pearson of Natural Cycles provides an overview of the science behind the fertility awareness based method and the efficacy of the Natural Cycles App. Dr. Pearson demonstrates how clients may use the app to either plan or prevent a pregnancy.
Founded as the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (NCTCFP) in 2006, we changed our name to the Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) in 2023. We have been funded by the Office of Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services since inception and remain the primary source of clinical training for those providing sexual and reproductive health care in federally-funded settings.
Having served the Title X network for nearly two decades, our team of clinical experts recognized that the term “family planning” falls short of describing the client-centered and inclusive sexual and reproductive health services we offer, especially in an increasingly urgent and rapidly shifting healthcare landscape.
The newly-renamed Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) continues to provide evidence-based clinical training and resources to healthcare providers in Title X settings through increased healthcare quality, equity, and access.