Thursday, October 24, 2013

Beforeplay.org is the Ready Source for Provider Guidelines on Sexual Health Care

With thousands of Coloradans soon to have Medicaid and private insurance coverage  for sexual health services – including all methods of FDA-approved contraceptives and STD/STI testing, prevention and treatment – more health care professionals may be providing this care for their patients.  Recently there have been updates in clinical best practice for these issues, and through Beforeplay.org, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has made available several up to date resources to assist in providing high quality care.   Here there is easy access to Colorado’s Contraceptive Guidelines, Preconception Guidelines, CDC’s STD Treatment Guidelines, information specific to the use of long-acting reversible contraception (the most effective methods) and tools for counseling patients and taking a sexual history. 


In this time of greater ability to serve a broader range of patient’s primary health needs, these easy-to-access and up-to-date resources should be shared and used to help patients benefit from this new “no-copay; no-deductible” coverage.

1 comment:

  1. BEFORE sex get tested TOGETHER for A VARIETY OF STDs then make an INFORMED decision. google... tested together

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