Sexual Health and Monitoring Recommendations for Transplant Recipients

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:00

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Supplemental material on how to address vaccine hesitancy in the transplant population:
"Reducing the Underimmunization of Transplant Recipients" (Published Online: December 4, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.3990)

Supplemental information on Plan B, as discussed during the question and answer portion of the webinar:
The Plan B pill is safe for transplant recipients to take (Krajewski C, Sucato G. Reproductive health care after transplantation. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2014 Nov;28(8):1222-34.). Visit the CDC website for more information on classifications for emergency contraception and solid organ transplant.

Lisa Coscia, RN, BSN, CCTC • Research Coordinator, Transplant Pregnancy Registry, Philadelphia, PA
Monica Ardura, DO, MSCS • Medical Director of the Host Defense Program, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Melissa Meyers, MD, MSCE • Locum Tenens Pediatric Nephrologist, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Objectives for the "Sexual Health and Monitoring Recommendations for Transplant Recipients" webinar include:

  1. Reviewing the safety and efficacy of hormonal contraceptive options in pediatric and young adult transplant recipients.
  2. Summarizing sexually transmitted infection screening, treatment, and management for pediatric and young adult solid organ transplant recipients.
  3. Discussing strategies to expand sexual health education for pediatric and young adult solid organ transplant recipients.
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AST would like to thank the Pediatric Community of Practice (PCOP), in conjunction with the Infectious Disease Community of Practice (IDCOP) and Women's Health Community of Practice (WHCOP), for recommending "sexual health and monitoring recommendations for transplant recipients" as a topic for the 2019-2020 T3 series. Learn more about AST's COPs at


Series category: 
T3: Timely Topics in Transplantion

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