Expanding Access to Birth Control


States are beginning to give pharmacists new authorities to dispense contraceptives under state-wide protocols. Get up to date on the latest developments in managing contraceptive care for female patients, ranging from safety considerations to providing patient education.


Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the evolving roles of community pharmacists in managing contraceptive care for female patients.
  2. Recommend contraceptive products on the basis of patient-specific information.
  3. Formulate a plan to educate patients regarding contraceptives and their method of use.
  4. Identify resources of additional information for patients receiving oral hormonal contraceptives and for health care providers.
  5. Discuss the significance of recent standardized protocols that allow pharmacists to furnish hormonal contraceptives.
Kathleen Besinque,
Sarah McBane, PHARMD, RPH
Professor and Chair
West Coast University School of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 2
Pathway: Meeting Highlights Video on Demand
Track: Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Saturday, March 25
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Moscone - Esplanade 301
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-17-039-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .15
Activity Type: