About Birth Control Pharmacist
The role of pharmacists in delivering contraceptive care is exploding!
Most pharmacists who will be providing contraceptive services are not experts in the field of family planning nor are they expected to be. As a pharmacist specializing in family planning, I’d like to support my colleagues in providing competent and evidence-based contraceptive care. The Birth Control Pharmacist project aims to provide the education and training, resources, and clinical updates to pharmacists prescribing contraception. Relevant information and news on research, public policy, and products will be shared too.
I hope pharmacists and pharmacy students will find the Birth Control Pharmacist’s content useful. I look forward to your comments, suggestions, and questions!
Who We Are
The Birth Control Pharmacist project was started by Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS. Dr. Rafie graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy and is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She has trained and worked with Planned Parenthood, University of California San Diego Medical Center, University of California San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Rafie is licensed as a Registered Pharmacist and Advanced Practice Pharmacist in California. She has also earned her Certified Menopause Practitioner credential from the North American Menopause Society.
Dr. Rafie founded The Pharmacists Clinic, the first pharmacist-run clinic in a community pharmacy, where she provides preventive health and health maintenance clinical services. In addition, Dr. Rafie sees patients for contraception and more at the UC San Diego Health Women’s Health Services Clinic. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences at the University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where she teaches and trains pharmacy students about emergency contraception, youth-friendly pharmacy services, and hormonal contraception. She helped develop the California statewide protocol for self-administered hormonal contraceptives adopted by the Board of Pharmacy. Dr. Rafie has a long record of research and advocacy in the field of reproductive health and has published in peer-reviewed medical journals. She her full bibliography.
Join the Project
We welcome students and pharmacists alike to join us! Whether it be a guest blog article, training partnership, or research collaboration, we’d like to hear from you! Send us a quick note using the contact form.
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