Broaching Birth Control: A Pharmacist's Perspective


As more states allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control, pharmacists will 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. In this expert-led session, you’ll learn to initiate and manage contraceptive therapy by applying the Pharmacist’s Patient Care Process.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain the evolving role of community pharmacists in managing women’s contraceptive care.
  2. Discuss and demonstrate how to apply the Pharmacist’s Patient Care Process when initiating and adjusting contraception.
  3. Discuss the available birth control options—including long-acting reversible contraception, combined hormonal contraceptives, and progestin-only methods—and apply those concepts to patient cases.
  4. Identify and apply available resources, including the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria and Selected Practice Recommendations to patient cases.
Autumn Stewart-Lynch, PharmD
Associate Professor
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
Sarah Lynch, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Skills Education
Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Learning Level: Level 3
Track: Advanced New Practitioner, Community-Based Pharmacy Practice, Early New Practitioner, Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Sunday, March 22
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Gaylord National Resort - Chesapeake J-L
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-20-014-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.2
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