Baystate Midwifery & Women's Health Division Meeting: Public Health, Private Lives: A Patient-Centered Approach to Contraceptive care

September 28, 2022 to October 24, 2022


Date & Location:

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA
Mass Mutual 3 Conference Room


The goal of this meeting will teach providers strategies to assess pregnancy intention and provide contraceptive counseling in an unbiased, non-coercive manner.

Jointly Provided by:

Baystate Department of OB/GYN,  Division of Midwifery, Boston Medial Center/PICCK and Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education




Target Audience

This course is designed for Individuals associated with the Midwifery Division.

Learning Objectives


  • Discuss factors and motivations that inform patient's contraceptive decision-making
  • Recognize the risk of coercion in contraceptive counseling
  • Explore a patient-centered shared decision-making approach to contraceptive counseling
  • Discuss steps to optimizing contraceptive care in your clinical setting
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.25 BCIPE Instructional Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/28/2022 - 9:30am EDT
Event ends: 
10/24/2022 - 11:00am EDT

9:30     Public Health vs. Private Choices
Katharine White, MD, MPH
              Chantel Bethea         

10:30     Tools for Pregnancy Intention and Contraceptive Needs Assessments
              Katherine White, MD, MPH
              Chantel Bethea

10:45    The Massachusetts Reproductive Health Landscape Post-Dobbs
              Katherine White, MD, MPH
              Chantel Bethea

10:55     Adjourn


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Baystate Medical Center - Mass Mutual 3 & Zoom
Springfield, MA 01109
United States







Chantel Bethea*
PICCK Community Advisory Board Member

Katharine White, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of OB/GYN
Boston University School of Medicine

Vice Chair of Academics
Boston Medical Center


Program Director
Autumn Versace, CNM, MSN, DNP*
Director, Division of Midwifery
Baystate Health

Kristina Tavilla, MPH*
Program Manager, PICCK
Boston Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

Faculty and planners marked with an * for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Katharine White, MD – Research Support:  Merck, Evofern



In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.







Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.25 BCIPE Instructional Hours


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Specific Aids or Services:

Please contact Linda David at 413-794-9305 if, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or services during your visit to this continuing education program.