FAQs and a New Drugs Update on Contraception and Abortion Care

Tags: Online learning, Medication therapy management

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This course is part of our Professional Development Clinical Bundle, available for purchase with 2020 OPA Membership. For more information, click here!


Frequently, pharmacists are asked questions about contraception. In this presentation, OPA pharmacists answer the seven most frequently asked questions using best evidence. The course will also explain various available contraceptives, including emergency contraception and the abortion pill.

  1. The patient is currently taking a triphasic combined oral contraceptive (COC) on a 21/7 regimen and is going away on vacation. She wants to delay her menstrual period. What are her options?
  2. What is the difference between the copper intrauterine devices (Cu-IUDs) available on the market? Which can be used for emergency contraception?
  3. What makes ulipristal different from the other EC options?
  4. Will the anti-epileptic decrease the effectiveness of UPA-EC?
  5. Which EC should I recommend for women with increased BMI?
  6. A patient has presented to your pharmacy 72-120 hours after UPI. Which EC is the most effective in this situation? When should you resume hormonal contraception following EC?
  7. Is ulipristal the same as the “abortion pill”?


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Number of Continuing Education Units

Accreditation #

Accreditation Expiry Date
May 31, 2020

Course Availability
You must complete this course before May 31, 2020; after this point, access will be removed.

Learning Format
Online, didactic learning modules (0.5 hr)

Learner Assessment
Multiple-choice assessment

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Address frequently asked contraceptive and abortion care questions in pharmacy practice.
  • Identify and discuss new drug options.
  • Describe each new drug’s place in therapy.
  • Discuss the primary monitoring recommendations for each new drug.

Program Completion

To receive a letter of completion for this program, participants must complete the following requirements before May 31, 2020: 

  1. Complete the program’s online modules. Instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration.
  2. Complete the multiple-choice exam, achieving a score of 70 per cent or higher within a maximum of two attempts.
  3. Complete a program evaluation.

Prerequisites and Target Audience

This program has no prerequisites. This online program was designed to educate pharmacists on various contraceptives and abortion care available in pharmacy practice.

Subject Matter Experts: 

  • Deborah Ng, RPh (BScPhm)
  • Rob Rementilla, RPh (BScPhm)
  • Ida Famiyah, RPh (BScPhm)
  • Alex Choi, RPh (BScPhm)

Last updated: June 21, 2019

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Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
2019 FAQs on Contraceptives   $15.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
2019 FAQs on Contraceptives   $30.00 Add to Cart 
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