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Who Reads the Contraceptive Pearls?

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Every month, the Reproductive Health Access Project writes and sends the Contraceptive Pearls,  an evidence-based e-publication containing clinically up-to-date contraceptive information, to thousands of clinicians across the country. These monthly emails cover a wide range of clinical topics such as Non-Prescription Birth Control Methods, IUDs for Teens, and Fertility Following IUD Use.  (Access the full archive here.

We wanted to know more about our Contraceptive Pearl subscribers–who they are, what kind of setting they work in and what information they’d like to see in future Pearls–so a couple of months ago we sent them all a short survey.  The results are in.  Here’s a snapshot of what we learned.

WHO READS THE PEARLS

And, the remaining 23%  are a mix of social workers, health consultants and managers, nursing and medical students, midwives, physician assistants, and public health professionals.

WHERE PEARL SUBSCRIBERS WORK

Other includes NGOs and non-profits, pharmacies, college or university health centers, residency programs, and health departments.

TOPICS PEARL SUBCRIBERS WANT US TO COVER

1. Information on new or updated contraceptive options (92%)

2. Managing contraception in adolescents (63%)

3. Contraceptive counseling (59%)

We recently started offering continuing medical education credit in some issues. It seems our subscribers like it! 81% of respondents would take advantage of continuing education credits offered in the Pearls.

Interested in subscribing to the Contraceptive Pearls?  Sign up here.

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