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Best Practices for Pregnancy Options Counseling with Adolescents

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1.0 contact hour
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1 hour
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March 25, 2025
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Overview

Specialties
Nursing Student, OB/GYN/L&D, and School Health
Clinical Topics
Women's Health

This session includes an overview of the prevalence of adolescent pregnancy in the U.S., a review of qualitative interviews conducted with people who were pregnant during adolescence describing their preferences for pregnancy options counseling, a guided reflection on personal biases related to pregnancy during adolescence, and a structured approach for providing high-quality pregnancy options counseling.

Learning Objectives

  1. Use sensitive and appropriate communication skills and language to discuss pregnancy options with a pregnant adolescent patient 
  2. Identify and name appropriate pregnancy-related resources and referrals 
  3. Apply knowledge of pregnancy options, including pertinent laws, in clinical scenarios

Speakers

Jacquelin Rankine
Jacquelin Rankine MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh

Jacquelin Rankine, MD, MS, specializes in pediatrics and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She practices at the University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Department of Adolescent Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and medical degree at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. LGBTQIA+ Affirming: This provider has completed training on how to create a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment for LGBTQIA+ patients. This provider may or may not offer LGBTQIA+ specific medical or surgical care. Please ask when scheduling.

Laura Kirkpatrick
Laura Kirkpatrick MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of Pittsburgh

Laura Kirkpatrick, MD, specializes in pediatric neurology and is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She practices at Child Neurology in Lawrenceville and UPMC Department of Neurology and is affiliated with UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. Dr. Kirkpatrick completed her fellowship and residency at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical education at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Tahniat Syed
Tahniat Syed MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics University of Pittsburgh

Tahniat Sultana Syed, MD, MPH, is clinical director for the Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics. She is also board-certified with the American Board of Obesity Medicine and has also completed the certificate program in plant based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

CE Information

This activity offers 1.0 contact hour to attendees.

Accredited by Act 48 Credit hours by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners (PASNAP) 

is an approved provider of: Continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, meeting the requirements of §21.133 (relating to continuing education content) as an affiliate member of the National Association of School Nurses

Act 48 Credit hours by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

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