Provider and Community Education

MAP’s Provider & Community Education program offers workshops and didactic sessions to increase knowledge and skills about comprehensive reproductive health care. The program introduces audiences to new information, clinical skills, and hands-on experiences that spark interest for participants starting clinical careers and create future advocates for reproductive health care.


Papayas sit alongside instruments.
Photograph: Mark Makela/The Guardian

MAP’s Provider & Community Education educates medical residents and students, advanced practice clinicians, health care providers and community groups. Lectures and workshops are presented at medical schools, nursing schools, clinical sites, national and local conferences, and local community events.  Examples of workshop topics include:

patient-centered, all options pregnancy counseling for adults and adolescents

insertion and removal of Long-acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) devices

counseling youth and youth advocates about the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act

regional disparities in abortion care and the impact on patients and providers

office based management of early pregnancy loss

medication abortion

introduction to abortion care

Participant Testimonials

“Very informative workshop. I learned new things today about counseling adolescents in contraception. Thank you”