Assessing Women for Hormonal Contraception

Activity Preview

This is module 2 of a 4-hour online interactive training program that prepares pharmacists to discuss the hormonal contraceptive options available to prescribe, furnish or dispense, in accordance with state laws. The module will focus on the role of the pharmacist in assessing the medical eligibility of a woman for hormonal contraception.

Learning Objectives

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

  •   Assess whether a woman is an appropriate candidate for hormonal contraceptives.
  •   Describe features of the currently available forms of hormonal contraception.
  •   Determine if a woman meets the eligibility criteria for specific methods of hormonal contraception. 

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Learning 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. Assessing Women for Hormonal Contraception is approved for 1 contact hour (.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-321-H01-P.

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this advanced training program, participants must complete activity, achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on assessment and complete a program evaluation. To obtain credit, the learner must CLAIM credit once each module is completed. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE Monitor for your transcript. Learners will be able to immediately print a Certificate of Completion will be upon successful completion of the program requirements.

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete each assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit an assessment a third time. All assessment questions are randomized. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not release the correct answers to any of our CPE assessments. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: September 1, 2020
Expiration date: September 1, 2023 - No credit granted after this date


Assessing Women for Hormonal Contraception is an activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association. 

Advisory Board

Chair and Primary Author:
Autumn Stewart-Lynch, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Division of Pharmacy Practice
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, PA

Advisory Board Members and Contributors:

Brooke L. Griffin, PharmD, BCACP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
Downers Grove, IL 

Sarah E. Lynch, PharmD 
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Binghamton, NY 

Kathleen M. Vest, PharmD, CDCES, BCACP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
Downers Grove, IL 

Additional Contributors

The following APhA staff members contributed to the development of this program:

Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership
Thedra White, Director, Custom Education
Kelly French, MPH, Senior Director, Advanced Training 


Autumn Stewart-Lynch, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS, declares that her spouse is an employee of Pfizer Medical.

All other individuals involved in the development of this material 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

Technology Requirements

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

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-321-H01-P 0.1 CEUs September 01, 2020 - September 01, 2023