As a first-generation college student, Wyatt went to UC Davis and majored in Genetics and Chicano/a Studies. He continued his education at UC Davis School of Medicine. During his medical school training, Wyatt came to realize his passions in reproductive health justice and LGBTQIA+ healthcare. To further pursue these interests, he took an additional year at UC Berkeley School of Public Health to study reproductive health policy. At UCSF, he cultivated these passions through his training in Family and Community Medicine. He is now the Fellow in Sexually Transmitted Infections at UCSF, CAPTC, and the California Department of Public Health, STD Control Branch.
Inclusive Services: Approaches to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for People with Disabilities
According to the National Survey of Family Growth, approximately 12% of “women of childbearing age” have a disability, and yet our educational and training programs devote little to no time in preparing us to provide accessible, appropriate, quality services to these populations. This webinar will define the population, identify the sexual and reproductive health needs, barriers to health care and health care disparities for people with disabilities, and present best practices for providing accessible, equitable sexual and reproductive health care for people with disabilities. This webinar will also discuss actionable items providers can immediately implement in their practices to make them disability accessible.
Develop an inclusive definition of the populations that comprise people with disabilities
Identify sexual and reproductive health needs, barriers to health care and healthcare disparities for people with disabilities
Outline best practices for providing sexual and reproductive health care for people with disabilities
Identify concrete actions providers can take to improve access to and quality of sexual and reproductive health care for people with disabilities
Become knowledgeable on language, culture, and medical equipment suggestions
Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP-BC-Retired
Clinical Professor Emerita at University of California, San Francisco
35 years of clinical experience in primary care for youth and families at UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Public Health
Works in collaborations with organizations at the local, state, and national level providing training and technical assistance
Robin Wilson-Beattie, BA
Disability Sexual and Reproductive Health Educator
Certified by the American Board of Sexology and City College of San Francisco as a Sexual Health Educator
Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN), and a graduate of the San Francisco Sexuality Information Training (SFSI) Sex Educator Training
Speaker, writer, and advocated for disability and sexuality
Laura Ellerbe, MS
Laura Ellerbe previously was a health services research analyst for nine studies at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Her 15-year career in grant-funded research spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors, including work at the VHA, the Public Health Institute, and Berkeley Policy Associates. Laura contributed to studies in such diverse areas as occupational health, cancer prevention, substance use disorders, and orthopedic surgery. In total, she co-authored 15 scientific manuscripts. Ready to pivot to a new field, she joined the CAPTC in 2018, and enjoys applying her varied skills to help deliver high-quality training and educational materials for the Office of Family Planning, Family PACT program. She finds the sexual and reproductive health field interesting and couldn’t have found a more supportive place to work. When she is not working, she enjoys cultural activities, museum exhibits, and strolls in new places.
Reproductive and Sexual Health Considerations for Transgender and Nonbinary People
December 16, 2022
This webinar is presented by Gayge Maggio, FNP-BC, AAHIVS and will focus on the reproductive and sexual health needs/considerations of transgender and gender non-conforming people. There will be a focus on learning to approach sexual health in a culturally sensitive, non-judgmental manner and how to deliver family planning needs and contraceptive options for patients who identified as transgender and/or non-binary.
Discuss and perform a culturally sensitive sexual health inventory with transgender patients
Describe how to provide culturally sensitive, trauma-informed cervical cancer screening and the impact of testosterone on testing
Discuss options for contraception in assigned female at birth transgender and gender non-conforming patients
Nurse practitioner working at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City, an LGBTQ+ focused federally qualified health center FQHC
She works as a primary care provider, providing primary care including sexual and reproductive health services, gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT), treatment of HIV, and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment
She also works in the FlexCare program, providing walk-in primary care to patients
Quality contraceptive care is more than just knowing the facts about all available birth control methods. In order for clients to select methods and get what they want from their birth control, it is crucial to provide contraceptive counseling that helps people identify their preferences in the context of their lives, values, and beliefs. This webinar will review best practices in person-centered contraceptive counseling and offer practical tools for providers to employ in their clinical encounters.
Demonstrate skillful, efficient, person-centered questioning for contraceptive care visits
Discuss reproductive desires with clients of any gender and sexual orientation
Identify 3 examples of plain language to explain characteristics of contraceptive methods
Demonstrate Affirm-Share-Ask cycles for person-centered communication
Since the first HPV vaccines were introduced in 2006, rates of cervical cancer and other HPV-related cancers have decreased in immunized populations. Family PACT will add HPV immunization as a benefit in July 2022 and will utilize guidelines developed by the CDC Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP). This webinar will provide information about the effectiveness and safety of the HPV vaccine, review the current CDC recommendations for the use of the 9-valent HPV vaccine, and provide advice on how to have effective shared decision-making conversations with clients about being immunized. In addition, new Family PACT policies about coding and billing for HPV immunization services will be discussed. There will be ample time for your questions at the end of the presentation.
• List 2 effective strategies for engaging with patients who have vaccine hesitancy
• Demonstrate a person-centered technique for providing a strong recommendation without coercion
• Describe the impact of HPV vaccination on the natural history of HPV
Clinical Practice Alert: Syphilis Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Clinical Practice Alert: Syphilis Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Rates of syphilis have been rising in the US, including in California, which has resulted in a corresponding rise in the rates of congenital syphilis (CS). Fifteen percent of women of childbearing age diagnosed with syphilis are pregnant.
These trends mirror a sharp increase in all stages of syphilis among females, which increased more than 500 percent during the same period. Download the PDF to learn more.
This Clinical Practice Alert includes management of primary, secondary, and latent syphilis. It does not include screening and management of syphilis in people who are pregnant or the diagnosis and treatment of tertiary syphilis.
Over the last year, the Family PACT Program has added several new benefits. These include three new contraceptive methods, a diagnostic test for Mycoplasma genitalium, and modifications in STI treatments based on the 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines. In this webinar, a description of the new benefits will be provided and the Family PACT policies that relate to their utilization will be discussed. There will be ample time to ask questions regarding these and other Family PACT benefits.
Describe and explain the three new contraceptive methods and explain how to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each with Family PACT clients
List three circumstances when the use of the diagnostic test for Mycoplasma genitalium is clinically indicated
Describe four modifications in STI treatments based on the 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines
Michael Policar, MD, MPH Professor Emeritus, UCSF Senior Medical Advisor, CAPTC and California OFP Clinical Fellow, NFPRHA
Training Talking with Family Planning Clients About COVID-19 Vaccination
Talking with Family Planning Clients About COVID-19 Vaccination
November 18, 2021
This webinar event is a collaboration between The California Department of Health Care Services Office of Family Planning, the California Prevention Training Center, the California Department of Public Health, and “#ThisIsOurShot” Program.
Please join two OBGYNs, Dr. LaTanya Hines and Dr. Michael Policar, for a webinar training on how to effectively communicate with your clients about COVID-19 vaccination, including overall safety, safety and efficacy during pregnancy and post-partum lactation, and the evidence regarding COVID-19 vaccination and future fertility.
Why it’s important for clinicians and family planning counselors to discuss COVID-19 vaccination with clients who are seen for family planning services
Key messages that address common concerns of reproductive-aged individuals about the COVID-19 vaccine, especially among people who are considering becoming pregnant, are currently pregnant, and those who are lactating
An evidence-based methodology to tackle tough vaccine conversations and get to “yes”
LaTanya R. Hines, MD, FACOG Assistant PIC Baldwin Hills Crenshaw MOB Assistant Clinical Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
Training 2021 Implementing the CDC STI Treatment Guidelines: A Conversation for Family PACT Providers
2021 Implementing the CDC STI Treatment Guidelines: A Conversation for Family PACT Providers
The long-awaited 2021 CDC Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines were published in MMWR on July 22, 2021. This webinar will focus on significant changes from the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines, including updated guidelines for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, pelvic inflammatory disease, genital herpes, Mycoplasma genitalium, and vaginal trichomoniasis. To assist health care providers in obtaining a sexual history, the updated “Five P’s” approach will be reviewed. In addition, current Family PACT benefits for each type of sexually transmitted infection discussed in the program will be explained.
List 3 examples of sexual history questions for each the “Five P’s” of sexual history taking
Explain why the treatment guidelines for both chlamydia and gonorrhea genital tract infections were updated in the 2021 Guidelines
List the indications for obtaining chlamydia and gonorrhea samples from the anus and the oropharynx
Describe the consequences of Mycoplasma genitalium genital infection in males and females
List 2 updates in the 2021 Guidelines regarding vaginal trichomoniasis