Online Program

Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health & Access to Care

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Cost: $ 20.00

Contact Hours 1

Objectives:

After viewing the program, the participant will be able to:

1.     Summarize epidemiologic trends in adolescent sexual and reproductive health globally and in the US.

2.     Describe implications of current policy trends in abortion and gender-affirming care in the United States for adolescents.


Presenter:

Kathy Simmonds, PhD, MPH, RN, WHNP-BC
Dr. Simmonds joined the faculty at the School of Nursing, Bouvé College of Health Sciences in 2022, to lead the Rural health and Health Workforce initiatives at the University's Roux Institute in Maine. Prior to coming to Northeastern, she was an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Women’s Health and dual Adult-Gerontology/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner specialties at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA, USA. Dr. Simmonds’ has worked as a clinician in a variety of community-based settings including community health centers, Planned Parenthood, a migrant health clinic, and most recently the Portland Community Free Clinic. From 1996-2007, she worked at the Abortion Access Project, where she directed the Reproductive Options Education Consortium for Nursing (ROE). She was a founding member of the national organization Reproductive Health in Nursing (now Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health). Dr. Simmonds is on the Steering Committee of the MGHIHP Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health, and former co-chair of the Alliance for Nurses for Healthy Environments (AHNE) Global Climate Change Working Group. She is interested in the
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intersection of Reproductive Justice and Climate Justice and has published numerous articles and book chapters on sexual and reproductive health, unintended pregnancy, abortion, and the impacts of climate change on health.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

None of the planners for this educational activity have 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.

At this time, none of the presenters for this educational activity have 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. If relevant financial relationships are identified, this information will be shared with learners prior to the educational activity.



Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurse Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provider Number 2016U018


Participants successfully completing this program will receive a statement of credit for contact hours. Statements of Credit may be printed on-line after successful completion of the learning assessment.

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