FAQs and a New Drugs Update on Contraception and Abortion Care

Tags: Online learning, Medication therapy management

Pharmacists are frequently asked questions about contraception in practice. In this presentation, Pharmacists from Drug Information and Resource at Ontario Pharmacists Association answer the 7 most frequently asked questions using best evidence and explain various contraceptives including emergency and abortion pill.

  1. Patient is currently taking a triphasic combined oral contraceptive (COC) with 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 and which ones 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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Continuing Education Units:

  • Number of CEUs:  1.00
  • Accreditation #: 8003-2018-2450-I-P
  • Accreditation Expiry Date: May 31, 2020

Course Availability:

You must complete the course before May 31, 2020. Access will be removed after this point.

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 the letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements until 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 and achieve a score of 70 per cent or more within a maximum of two attempts.
  3. Complete the program’s evaluation.

Pre-requisites and Target Audience

There are no pre-requisites for this program. This online program is designed to educate pharmacists on various contraceptives and abortion care 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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