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Roles of the Pharmacist in the Use of Safe and Highly Effective Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

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dc.contributor.author Karaoui, Lamis R.
dc.contributor.author Rafie, Sally
dc.contributor.author Mclntosh, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Shealy, Kayce M.
dc.contributor.author Borgelt, Laura M.
dc.contributor.author Forinash, Alicia
dc.contributor.author Shrader, Sarah P.
dc.contributor.author Koepf, Erin R.
dc.contributor.author McClendon, Katie S.
dc.contributor.author Griffin, Brooke L.
dc.contributor.author Horlen, Cheryl
dc.contributor.author Rowe, Emily L.
dc.contributor.author Lodise, Nicole M.
dc.contributor.author Wigle, Patricia R.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-30T11:40:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-30T11:40:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0277-0008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4469
dc.description.abstract The U.S. population continues to experience an alarmingly high rate of unintended pregnancies that have an impact on individual families and society alike. Lack of effective contraception accounts for most unintended pregnancies, along with incorrect use of contraceptives. The most common reversible contraceptive method used in the United States is the oral contraceptive pill, which has significant failure and discontinuation rates. Use of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods has been increasing in recent years after efforts to educate providers and patients. Women are more likely to use LARC methods when barriers such as access and cost are removed. An uptake in the use of LARC methods would allow for markedly reduced contraception failure rates and higher user satisfaction and thus higher continuation rates than those seen with current contraception use. Promoting the use of LARC methods is an important strategy in improving both individual and public health outcomes by reducing unintended pregnancies. The pharmacist's role in family planning is expanding and can contribute to these efforts. Although knowledge regarding LARC has not been studied among pharmacists, a knowledge deficit exists among health care professionals in general. Thus pharmacist education and training should include LARC methods along with other contraceptives. The American College of Clinical Pharmacy Women's Health Practice and Research Network advocates for the pharmacist's role in the use of safe and highly effective LARC methods. These roles include educating patients, informing providers, facilitating access by providing referrals, and modifying institutional procedures to encourage provision of LARC methods. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Roles of the Pharmacist in the Use of Safe and Highly Effective Long-Acting Reversible Contraception en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle An Opinion of the Women's Health Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200101817 en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy Practice Department en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Pharmacotherapy en_US
dc.journal.volume 34 en_US
dc.journal.issue 9 en_US
dc.article.pages 991-999 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/phar.1457 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Rafie, S., McIntosh, J., Shealy, K. M., Borgelt, L. M., Forinash, A., Shrader, S. P., ... & Karaoui, L. R. (2014). Roles of the Pharmacist in the Use of Safe and Highly Effective Long‐Acting Reversible Contraception: An Opinion of the Women's Health Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy, 34(9), 991-999. en_US
dc.author.email lamis.karaoui@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/phar.1457/full en_US


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