Comprehending Contraception: With Prescriptive Power Comes Great Responsibility


Are you equipped to educate your patients about contraception? With more states passing legislation allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control, pharmacists need to know about the various contraceptive methods, evolving service delivery models, and how to select an appropriate product based on a woman’s individual needs. Learn effective strategies for communicating and managing contraceptive therapy at this expert-led session.

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. Interpret and apply through case scenarios the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s evidence-based recommendations for contraceptive safety and management when prescribing or dispensing contraceptives.
  3. Discuss updates to the management of contraceptive products, including long-acting reversible contraception, combined hormonal contraceptives, and progestin-only methods, and apply those updates to patient cases.
  4. Demonstrate pharmacist communication strategies regarding patient use of contraceptives.
  5. Identify resources for additional information for patients receiving contraceptives and health care providers.
  6. Discuss the significance of recent standardized protocols that allow pharmacists to prescribe or furnish hormonal contraceptives without a prescription from another provider. 


Laura Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Associate Dean and Professor
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Autumn Stewart-Lynch, PharmD
Associate Professor
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 2
Pathway: Provider Status
Track: Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services, Community-Based Pharmacy Practice, Ambulatory Care, Early New Practitioner, Advanced New Practitioner
Session Time Slot(s): 
Friday, March 22
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center - Room 606-607
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-024-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .2
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