Broaching Birth Control: A Pharmacist's Perspective

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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.

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.

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following archived webinar is approved for 2.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.2 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-014-H01-P

To obtain credit for completing Broaching Birth Control: A Pharmacist's Perspective,  participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After 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 assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: March 23, 2020
Expiration date: March 22, 2023 - No credit granted after this date


Broaching Birth Control: A Pharmacist's Perspective is an activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Autumn Stewart-Lynch, PharmD, BCACP declares receiving honoraria from Pfizer, Inc. for advisement on a project unrelated to the current topic and her spouse is an employee of Pfizer, Inc.

Sarah 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, visit the APhA website at

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 


This learning product is a component of the APhA2020 Virtual Education package.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-014-H01-P 0.2 CEUs March 22, 2020 - March 22, 2023