The Microbiome and Fertility (CE)

The Microbiome and Fertility (CE)


This course covers the impact that the vaginal and reproductive microbiome can have on infertility. Participants will be able to advise patients on what they can do to improve the health of their vaginal biome.


Listen to our 1-hour audio course where host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Jason M. Franasiak, Associate Chair, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Board Cert. Reproductive Endocrinologist with RMA New Jersey; and Dr. Erin Wolff, former Assistant Clinical Investigator with the National Institute for Health and now Chief Medical Officer at Celmatix.  This course covers the impact that the vaginal and reproductive microbiome can have on fertility.

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for infertility patients, infertility nurses and nurse practitioners, as well as other professionals working in the field of infertility or women’s health.

Course Overview:

Outline for The Microbiome and Fertility

Participants will be able to:

  • List places in the human body where microbiomes exist.

  • List places in the female reproductive tract where microbiomes exist.

  • Describe the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis.

  • Describe the impact of the microbiome on fertility.

  • Identify factors that can cause the vaginal microbiome to become unbalanced.

Nurse/Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education Information:

1.25 Hour CE credit by NPWH (estimated time to complete course 1 h 15 m)

* A certificate of completion will be immediately awarded online upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10-question quiz (with a score of 80% or higher) and completing a course evaluation. 

Accreditations and Approvals:

This activity has been evaluated and approved by the Continuing Education Approval Program of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health for 1.25 contact hours, including 0 contact hours of pharmacology. NPWH Activity number 16-25. Each participant should claim only those contact hours that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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