Reducing the Controls on Birth Control: Will Women Get the Care They Need? (Home Study)

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

The speakers discuss recent, standardized protocols that allow pharmacists to furnish hormonal contraceptives to their patients, and offer suggestions to community pharmacists in managing oral contraceptive care.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the pharmacist will be able to:

1. Discuss the significance of recent standardized protocols that allow pharmacists to furnish hormonal contraceptives.
2. Formulate a plan to educate patients regarding contraceptives.
3. Identify resources of additional information for patients receiving oral hormonal contraceptives and for health care providers.

Activity Type: Application-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists

Learning Level: Level 2

Accreditation Information 

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This home study CPE activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers for this activity is 0202-0000-17-230-H04-P.

To obtain credit for "Reducing the Controls on Birth Control: Will Women Get the Care They Need? (Home Study)," watch the achived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation, and then CLAIM credit. Participants will need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.  

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education examination. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the examination a third time. All exam questions are randomized and may not appear in the same order as printed. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. 

Initial Release Date: September 27, 2017

Expiration Date: September 13, 2020


"Reducing the Controls on Birth Control: Will Women Get the Care They Need?  (Home Study)" is an archived, recorded webinar and educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.                                                                                   


Kathleen M. Vest, PharmD, CDE, BCACP, Sarah E. Lynch, PharmD, and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website at:  Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Activity Fee

There is no fee for APhA Members and $129 for non-members. This online educational activity is available exclusively to APhA members for the first 30 days of release, as a free member benefit. Thereafter, non-members can purchase this activity at a cost of $129.

System Requirements

Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-230-H04-P 0.1 CEUs September 13, 2017 - September 13, 2020