There are three courses associated with IUC Training, each geared toward providers with varying degrees of experience with IUC. The first course is IUC Placement and Removal Skills, which consists of a self-paced online didactic followed by hands-on practice with an instructor either in person or over zoom. Participants can begin placing IUC immediately after taking the training and upon meeting any other requirements at their institution. The second course, IUC Challenging Cases, is intended to be taken by those who have placed at least 5 IUCs and covers complex cases. The third course, IUC Mentor Training, is an advanced program that aims to enhance the quality and accessibility of IUC services by preparing experienced providers to coach and mentor less experienced IUC providers.
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.