Loosening Controls on Birth Control: Helping Women Get the Care They Need


Community pharmacists have an evolving role in managing women’s contraceptive care, including the ability to prescribe and furnish in some states. After educating your patients on the various contraceptive methods available, are you helping women select their best option? During this session, experts will discuss best practices for managing women’s contraceptive needs while adhering to statewide protocols.

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 women’s contraceptive care.
  2. Explain the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s evidence-based recommendations for contraceptive safety and management when prescribing or dispensing contraceptives.
  3. Demonstrate educational strategies regarding safe use of contraceptives.
  4. Identify resources for additional information for health care providers and patients receiving contraceptives.
  5. Discuss the significance of recent standardized protocols that allow pharmacists to prescribe or furnish hormonal


This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

Autumn Stewart-Lynch, PharmD
Associate Professor
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
Brooke Griffin, PharmD, BCACP
Midwestern University
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Saturday, March 17
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Music City Center - Room 104A-B
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-045-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
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