Oregon Managing the Unique Needs of Female Patients

About the Course
Learning objectives 
  • Review the physiology of female hormones and how it relates to the mechanism of hormonal contraception.
  • List the currently available hormonal and nonhormonal contraceptive products.
  • Recommend appropriate contraception methods based on patient factors.
  • Review the mechanism of home pregnancy tests.
  • Evaluate the updated FDA labeling for medication use in pregnancy and lactation compared to the previous letter categories. 
  • Develop a list of over-the-counter medications that can be safely recommended in pregnant patients.
  • Assess the risks/benefits of hormone use for menopausal symptoms.
  • Identify the types of available estrogen products and combination estrogen/progestin products for menopause.
  • Identify patients who may be at risk for osteoporosis.
  • Compare the currently available treatments for osteoporosis.

About the Author 
Melanie Padgett, PharmD
Melanie Padgett earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. She has been a community pharmacist for seven years and has experience writing for medical education companies.
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