Reasons for and experience in obtaining pharmacist prescribed contraception

Contraception. 2020 Oct;102(4):259-261. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2020.05.016. Epub 2020 Jun 2.


Objective: To describe reasons for and experiences with obtaining contraception from pharmacists.

Study design: Cross-sectional survey.

Results: Our sample included 426 women presenting for hormonal contraception (n = 150 pharmacist prescribers). The most common reasons women chose to obtain their contraception from a pharmacist were because no appointment was required (25%) or their prescription had lapsed (24%). Women receiving contraception from pharmacists were highly satisfied (95.3% vs 100.0%; p = 0.007). Women recalled similar side-effects counseling points regardless of prescriber type (p = 0.30).

Conclusion: Women chose to obtain contraceptive care at the pharmacy because it was timely and convenient.

Keywords: Hormonal contraception; Pharmacist; Preferences.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural