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Navigating the Maze: Sexual Health and Literacy for Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Substance Use Disorders


While the prevalence of unintended pregnancies in the general population in the United States is roughly 50%, it is much higher among women with substance use disorder (SUD). Unintended pregnancy is associated with a wide range of negative outcomes for women, children, and their families. For women with SUDs, these risks can include outcomes such as prenatal substance exposure and compromised SUD treatment retention. A major driver of this high burden of unintended pregnancies among women with SUD is the low utilization of effective contraception. To effectively address this disparity, a paradigm shift in how reproductive/sexual health is conceptualized for women with SUD is needed. The presenters will aid the audience in making this paradigm shift to broad focus on sexual health education, literacy and reproductive life planning.


FORMAT: Total of four, one-hour Zoom webinar sessions (each session is 45 minutes with 15 minute Q&A) over the course of two days


DATES:  June 23-24, 12-2:15 pm (Central)


UNC Horizons Presenters: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Hendr√©e Jones, Ph.D., Executive Director and Professor
  • Elisabeth Johnson, Ph.D., FNP-BC, Director of Health Services
  • Essence Hairston MSW, Outpatient Program Manager



June 23rd Day 1- Sessions 1 & 2:

June 24th Day 2- Sessions  3 & 4:


FREE CEs available for NAADAC, CHES, and CNE!


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Starts: Jun. 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Ends: Jun. 24, 2020 2:00 pm
Registration Deadline
June 23, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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