Webcast: Women’s Health and the Role of the Pharmacist


Expert panelists delve into topics related to women's health and women's health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccine considerations and best practices for guiding decisions on birth control.

A panel of experts discusses topics related to women's health and women's health care during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Pharmacy Times Pharmacy Focus webcast series. The panelists include moderator Suzy Soliman, PharmD, BCMAS, founder, Pharmacist Moms Group; Brooke Griffin, PharmD, BCACP, professor and vice chair of Clinical Services, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy; Christina M. Madison, PharmD, FCCP, AAHIVP, founder and CEO, The Public Health Pharmacist, PLLC; Kathleen M. Vest, PharmD, CDCES, BCACP, professor of Pharmacy Practice Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy; Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS, APh, NCMP, FCCP, FCPhA, pharmacist specialist, UC San Diego Health Founder, Birth Control Pharmacist.

The panelists delved into the following topic areas:

  • Impact of missed preventative health care screenings due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Advocating for COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy and breast feeding based on recent data and evidence.
  • Implications and benefits of allowing pharmacists to facilitate self-administered hormonal contraceptives without a prescription or collaborative practice agreements.
  • Best practices for prescribing hormonal contraceptives (oral, patch, ring, or injection).
  • How pharmacists can guide decisions on birth control and discuss alternatives that may alleviate undesired effects from birth control.
  • How to facilitate awareness of the pharmacist as a patient advocate and an untapped resource for women's health.
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