Contraception

Clinical References

US CDC Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

  • Eligibility to use various contraceptive methods for selected medical conditions and patient characteristics

US CDC Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use

  • Missed pill instructions
  • Guidance for contraceptive management issues

Emergency Contraception Guide for Pharmacies and Retailers

Providing Ongoing Hormonal Contraception after Use of Emergency Contraceptive Pills

Efficacy of Emergency Contraception and Body Weight: Current Understanding and Recommendations

Get Listed

Providing birth control directly to patients? List your practice on our Birth Control Pharmacies Locator Tool and the Bedsider Health Center Locator Tool to make it easier for patients to find you.

Birth Control Pharmacies Logo (2)

Selling, dispensing, and/or prescribing emergency contraception?  List your pharmacy or practice on the Bedsider Emergency Contraception Locator Tool to make it easier for patients to find you.

Pharmacist Authorities

Hormonal ContraceptionPharmacist Prescribing Emergency Contraception State Policy Map by Birth Control Pharmacist
California

California Protocol for Pharmacist Prescribing Hormonal Contraception

  • Pharmacist protocol to furnish self-administered hormonal contraceptives
  • Patient self-screening tool

California Protocol for Pharmacist Prescribing Emergency Contraception

  • Pharmacist protocol to furnish ulipristal acetate and levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pills
  • Patient fact sheets
Oregon

Oregon Protocol for Pharmacist Prescribing Hormonal Contraception

  • Pharmacist protocol to furnish self-administered hormonal contraceptives
  • Patient self-screening tool
Colorado

Colorado Protocol for Pharmacist Prescribing Hormonal Contraception

  • Pharmacist protocol to furnish self-administered hormonal contraceptives
  • Patient self-screening tool

Resources

Contraception Coverage by Insurers

Bedsider Providers

  • Articles to keep you up to date with clinical issues
  • Appointment reminders for patients
  • Patient education materials available online and in print

Pharmacist Prescribing vs. Over-the-Counter

Education and Training

See our training programs.

Individualizing Long-Acting Contraceptive Choices: A Guide for Patient Counseling continuing education program offers 2 CE credit hours (no fee).

Emergency Contraception and Medical Abortion: What’s the Difference?

Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program includes 20 modules and standard case videos.