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Compendium of Sexual & Reproductive Health Resources for Healthcare Providers

This compendium was created to help primary care providers and others improve their clinical skills in this area by compiling existing resources on sexual and reproductive health topics across the lifespan. Practical, high quality resources found in this compendium include the following:

  • Webinars, videos, and other online trainings, many of which grant continuing education units
  • Toolkits and implementation guides
  • Skill-building tools, such as checklists, screeners, and self-assessments
  • Curricula, and more

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Adolescents and Young Adults

Adolescent and Young Adult Clinical Care Resources – Sexual and Reproductive Health

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

A compilation of sexual and reproductive health clinical care guidelines and resources that are free of cost; specific to adolescents or regarding a population which includes adolescents. Open access or accessible after the creation of a free login, and nationally applicable. A compilation of sexual and reproductive health clinical care guidelines and resources that are free of cost; specific to adolescents or regarding a population which includes adolescents. Open access or accessible after the creation of a free login, and nationally applicable.

Counseling Adolescents About Sexual Coercion and Abuse

Cardea for the Family Planning National Training Center

This e-course provides effective prevention and intervention strategies to address adolescent and young adult sexual coercion and abuse. Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify elements in the interview approach to encourage disclosure
  • Recognize patterns that may indicate coercion or abuse
  • Explain prevention approaches to encourage healthy relationships

CNE credit available

Health Provider Toolkit for Adolescent and Young Adult Males

The Partnership for Male Youth

This clinical toolkit is designed to address adolescent and young adult (AYA) males’ unique health care needs. Sexual and Reproductive Health is one of the toolkit’s domains. The toolkit contains four major clinical tools:

  • A checklist that covers 9 major domains where the health care needs of AYA males are most pronounced and unique
  • A compilation of suggested patient interview questions for each domain
  • Supporting materials for each domain consisting of background information, practice tools and references
  • A video library of CME and patient education presentations on topics covered by the toolkit

Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships: Preventing Teen Dating Violence

Futures Without Violence

This webinar presents strategies to help providers counsel teens to avoid dating violence. The learning objectives are:

  • List three health consequences for adolescents experiencing relationship abuse
  • Implement a safety card-based intervention to address adolescent relationship abuse in the clinical setting
  • List two culturally-responsive teen dating violence prevention strategies
  • Describe two youth-driven and youth-led teen dating violence prevention resources

Females

LGBT and Gender Nonconforming People

Black MSM and PrEP: Challenges and Opportunities

National LGBT Health Education Center

Nearly half of new HIV infections occur in the South, where Black/African American, young MSM (YMSM, ages 18 to 35) are at greatest risk. The learning objectives of this webinar are to:

  • Understand healthcare challenges for Black MSM
  • Understand different pathways that healthcare organizations can take to provide access to culturally competent PrEP services
  • Learn about innovative strategies for addressing HIV prevention needs of Black MSM in the South

CME credit available

Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients

Cardea

Part 2 of a two-part independent study series entitled “Clinically Competent and Culturally Proficient Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients.” Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe accepted medical protocols for gender affirmation
  • Describe models of informed consent for gender affirmation
  • Determine which primary care services to provide to patients of any gender identity based on their anatomy and physiology

CNE and CME credits available

Delivering HIV Prevention and Care to Transgender People

National LGBT Health Education Center

This webinar is designed to assist health providers caring for transgender people, with a focus on transgender women. The program presents the latest data on transgender people and HIV, describes the roles stigma and discrimination play in contributing to health disparities, and provides tips on how to provide patient-centered care specific to the needs of transgender people. The program presents strategies to make clinical environments more welcoming to transgender patients and covers critical topics in HIV prevention and care.

CME/CEU credits available.

Introduction to Gender and Sexuality in a Health Care Setting: Providing Quality Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients

Cardea

Part one of a two-part independent study series entitled “Clinically Competent and Culturally Proficient Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients.” Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe sex and gender continuum
  • Define terminology used to describe transgender and gender nonconforming people
  • Identify health disparities experienced by transgender and gender nonconforming people

CNE and CME credits available

LGBTQ Population and Nursing Care

American Nursing Association

An online course that explores strategies for nurses to support sexual minority and gender diverse populations and address barriers to quality care. After completion, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the health care disparities experienced by the LGBTQ community
  • Evaluate practice behaviors impacting quality of care for the LGBTQ community
  • Integrate the tools and resources available to develop a plan that combats bias and discrimination against LGBTQ communities in the course of their health care

CNE credit available
$22.50 for ANA members, $25 for nonmembers

Sexual Health Among Transgender People

National LGBT Health Education Center

Engaging transgender clients in exploring sexuality—including intersectionality with gender identity and shifts in attraction associated with medical affirmation—is integral to the larger, clinical goal of affirming transgender identities and providing competent care. The learning objectives for this webinar are to:

  • Understand recent research related to therapeutic considerations for sexual health among transgender clients
  • Describe best behavioral health practices related to sexual health care for transgender clients
  • Acquire a gender-affirming therapeutic framework with transgender clients related to sexual identities and fluidity, sexual satisfaction following medical affirmation, and relational health

CME credit available

Transforming Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This online resource aims to reach health care providers to help them deliver patient-centered HIV care to transgender people. You can find information for health care providers on key topics such as how to make your practice welcoming for transgender patients, HIV prevention, collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data, taking a sexual history, HIV testing, risk reduction strategies and the HIV care continuum. Information for patients includes HIV prevention and care strategies and video testimonials from transgender people.

Males

Black MSM and PrEP: Challenges and Opportunities

National LGBT Health Education Center

Nearly half of new HIV infections occur in the South, where Black/African American, young MSM (YMSM, ages 18 to 35) are at greatest risk. The learning objectives of this webinar are to:

  • Understand healthcare challenges for Black MSM
  • Understand different pathways that healthcare organizations can take to provide access to culturally competent PrEP services
  • Learn about innovative strategies for addressing HIV prevention needs of Black MSM in the South

CME credit available

Health Provider Toolkit for Adolescent and Young Adult Males

The Partnership for Male Youth

This clinical toolkit is designed to address adolescent and young adult (AYA) males’ unique health care needs. Sexual and Reproductive Health is one of the toolkit’s domains. The toolkit contains four major clinical tools:

  • A checklist that covers 9 major domains where the health care needs of AYA males are most pronounced and unique
  • A compilation of suggested patient interview questions for each domain
  • Supporting materials for each domain consisting of background information, practice tools and references
  • A video library of CME and patient education presentations on topics covered by the toolkit

Risk Assessment, Education & Counseling for Men in Reproductive Health

Cardea for the Family Planning National Training Center

This self-paced online course helps providers gain the skills and knowledge to educate and counsel men on sexual and reproductive health. Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe a framework for reproductive health services for men that includes sexual health
  • Describe how to counsel men to share responsibility for reproductive health
  • Demonstrate effective strategies to counsel men seeking reproductive health care services
  • List the key elements of sexual history-taking for male family planning clients

CNE credits available

Family Planning/Contraception

Quality Contraceptive Counseling and Education: A Client-Centered Conversation

Cardea for the Family Planning National Training Center

This five-lesson course will prepare you to provide quality, client-centered contraceptive counseling and education, even during brief visits. The course includes:

  • Foundations for Counseling and Education
  • Building Rapport and Communication Skills
  • Quality Education Strategies
  • Client-Centered Decision Making
  • Confirming Understanding and Supporting a Client’s Plan

CNE credits available

HIV Prevention, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Act Against AIDS for Health Care Providers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Act Against AIDS focuses on raising awareness among all Americans and reducing the risk of infection among the hardest-hit populations. Act Against Aids for Health Care Providers includes four different HIV prevention campaigns:

Each campaign includes assorted resources for health care providers, including CE/CME opportunities.

Black MSM and PrEP: Challenges and Opportunities

National LGBT Health Education Center

Nearly half of new HIV infections occur in the South, where Black/African American, young MSM (YMSM, ages 18 to 35) are at greatest risk. The learning objectives of this webinar are to:

  • Understand healthcare challenges for Black MSM
  • Understand different pathways that healthcare organizations can take to provide access to culturally competent PrEP services
  • Learn about innovative strategies for addressing HIV prevention needs of Black MSM in the South

CME credit available

Getting to Zero: Reducing HIV Incidence through Screening, Treatment, and Prevention

National LGBT Health Education Center

An online learning module that will:

  • Describe HIV incidence, particularly among men who have sex with men and transgender women
  • Identify the current recommendations for HIV and STI screening and the importance of screening high risk populations for prevention of HIV
  • Describe how biomedical intervention, including treatment as prevention, PEP, and PrEP, are effective tools for reducing the incidence of new HIV cases among high-risk populations

CME credit available

Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, and Coercion

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive and Sexual Coercion: A Guide for Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Reproductive Health Care Settings

Futures Without Violence

This guide, developed in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), expands the scope of routine screening for IPV to include assessment for reproductive and sexual coercion. The Guide includes:

  • Definitions of IPV, adolescent relationship abuse, reproductive coercion and related terminology
  • A brief overview of the prevalence of IPV and reproductive and sexual coercion
  • Strategies for addressing reproductive and sexual coercion with patients seeking reproductive health care services
  • Safety cards to use as a brief intervention to ask and educate patients about reproductive and sexual coercion
  • An overview of preparing your practice or program and keys for success including developing relationships with local domestic violence advocates and community programs
  • A quality assessment/quality improvement tool to implement and sustain a trauma-informed, coordinated response to IPV and reproductive and sexual coercion

Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors: A Multimedia Training Tool

International Rescue Committee

The goal of this multimedia educational program, developed in collaboration with UCLA Center for International Medicine, is to improve clinical care for and general treatment of sexual assault survivors by providing medical instruction and encouraging competent, compassionate, confidential care.

The program is intended for both clinical care providers and non-clinician health facility staff. It is designed to be delivered in a group setting with facilitators guiding participants through the material and directing discussions and group participation as appropriate. It is divided into five sections:

  • What Every Clinic Worker Needs to Know
  • Responsibilities of Non-Medical Staff
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Preparing Your Clinic
  • Forensic Examination

Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Victimization Assessment Instruments for Use in Healthcare Settings

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This document is a compilation of existing tools for assessing intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) victimization (defined below) in clinical/healthcare settings. The purpose of this compilation of assessment instruments is: 1) to provide practitioners and clinicians with the most current inventory of assessment tools for determining IPV and/or SV victimization, and 2) to supply information on the psychometric properties of these instruments, when available, to inform decisions about which instruments are most appropriate for use with a given population.

Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project

Indian Health Service and International Association of Forensic Nurses

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project provides in-person and web-based training related to the identification, collection, and preservation of medical forensic evidence obtained during the treatment of victims of sexual and domestic violence. The project provides training for:

  • Sexual Assault Examiner
  • Pediatric Sexual Abuse Examiner
  • Sexual Assault Clinical Skills
  • Pediatric Sexual Abuse Clinical Skills
  • Domestic Violence Examiner
  • Domestic Violence Awareness

Sexual Health (broadly)

Sexually Transmitted Infections (Including Hepatitis and HIV)

Clinical Education Initiative

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Clinical Education Initiative

Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) is designed to enhance the capacity of New York’s diverse health care workforce to deliver clinical services to improve health outcomes related to HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and hepatitis C (HCV). The aims of the CEI are fourfold:

  • Provide progressive HIV, HCV and STD education to clinicians
  • Disseminate AIDS Institute clinical practice guidelines
  • Expand the base of providers able to diagnose and care for HIV, HCV and STD patients
  • Foster partnerships between community-based providers and HIV, HCV and STD specialists

National STD Curriculum

University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center

The National STD Curriculum is free, up-to-date, and integrates the most recent CDC STD Treatment Guidelines. Features include:

  • Seven Self-Study Modules
  • Twelve Question Bank topics with 100+ interactive board-review style questions
  • Modular learning in any order with an individual progress tracker
  • Group registration and tracking for staff, students, and healthcare organizations
  • Free continuing education credits (CME and CNE)

Sexual History-Taking

Health Inequities Trainings

California Prevention Training Center

These trainings aim to help participants understand and address the ways in which larger social and economic issues such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation, education, and living conditions contribute to differences in health outcomes. Trainings are available on a variety of topics, including:

  • Deconstructing Homophobia and Transphobia
  • MSM Cultural Sensitivity
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Stigma
  • Working with People Living with HIV
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