Hormonal Contraception: Your Role in Ensuring Access and Overcoming Barriers

Activity Preview

As more states allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control, pharmacists will need to know about the various contraceptive methods, how to select an appropriate product based on a woman’s individual needs, and how to promote and encourage adherence. In this expert-led session, you’ll learn to initiate and manage contraceptive therapy by applying the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process.

This session is eligible for general ACPE credit only. If you are looking to earn BCACP recertification credit for this session, please enroll in the 2021 Trending Topics Ambulatory Care Recertification Package. For more information, please visit 2021 Trending Topics Ambulatory Care Recertification Package

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists 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 Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process when initiating and adjusting contraception.
  3. Identify and apply available resources, including the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, to patient cases.
  4. Identify and apply strategies to promote adherence to contraception when barriers to access exist.

Activity type: Knowledge-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 contact hours of CPE credit (0.2 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-021-H04-P

To obtain credit for completing Hormonal Contraception: Your Role in Ensuring Access and Overcoming Barriers, participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the evaluation, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com and CPE Monitor/NABP ID account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

Initial release date: March 15, 2021
Expiration date: March 15, 2024 - No credit granted after this date


Hormonal Contraception: Your Role in Ensuring Access and Overcoming Barriers is an activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association


Speaker disclosures will be provided at the time of the seminar 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 www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

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 APhA2021 Virtual Education package. This session is part of the Trending Topics in Ambulatory Care series.

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# 0202-0000-21-021-H04-P 0.2 CEUs March 15, 2021 - March 15, 2024