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Maternal and Infant Health Training

Past Webinars: Help Fight the Syphilis Epidemic and Information on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC)

Syphilis cases are on the rise in the United States.

Syphilis cases have increased 80 percent in the past five years (all stages and congenital syphilis).  There were more than 3,700 congenital syphilis cases reported in 2022, reflecting an alarming 937 percent increase in the past decade.

One test can save 2 lives.   Syphilis testing is recommended at the first prenatal visit for all pregnant women regardless of the risk factors.  Testing is free and easy.

Silversummit Healthplan hosted webinars on March 6, 13 20 and April 3 so we all can help fight the syphilis epidemic.  The webinar also included information about Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC).  LARC is an innovative strategy to help reduce the rate of unintended short interval pregnancies (pregnancies that occur within 18 months of delivery).

Please contact us if you are interested to learn more.