Clinical Training Center for Family Planning seeks IUD mentors
The Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (CTCFP) received funding from the Office of Population Affairs to increase capacity in Title X family planning centers for providing Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). A collaborative relationship with the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) has contributed to the development of cutting edge skill-building workshops in IUD insertion. In addition, a clinical Implanon insertion training workshop is made possible by CTCFP’s partnership with Merck.
CTCFP is in search of more IUD ‘mentors’ for this project. Mentors are experienced clinicians who already insert IUDs and who are experts in LARC. Mentors would either have mentees (less experienced clinicians learning to insert IUDs) come to their clinic to be mentored while inserting their first three to five IUDs – or, the mentor would go to the mentees’ clinic to be present with them there as they insert their first few IUDs. There is a small honorarium and travel stipend available for mentors and each mentor receives a training kit valued at $200 to use during the project and then to keep for their own use.
This is an important initiative that will ultimately increase the number of low income women who receive IUDs. The goal is to provide ongoing support to less experienced clinicians who will ultimately increase capacity for LARC in Title X centers across the country.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an IUD mentor, please contact Aimee Patton.