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Health Promotion for Pharmacists$
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Alison Blenkinsopp, Rhona Panton, and Claire Anderson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630445

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630445.001.0001

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Contraception and sexual health

Contraception and sexual health

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(p.171) 11 Contraception and sexual health
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Health Promotion for Pharmacists
Author(s):

Alison Blenkinsopp

Rhona Panton

Claire Anderson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630445.003.0011

The pharmacy has always been a major outlet for the sale and supply of contraceptives. Given privacy concerns, the number of people who ask directly for advice about contraception is small. However, the pharmacy is a good point from which to distribute information, in the form of leaflets, about contraceptives and safe sex. Thus, pharmacists need to be well informed about contraceptive methods, and about pregnancy and ovulation testing. This chapter considers the main methods of contraception, and the type of questions that pharmacy customers may ask about them.

Keywords:   pharmacy practice, pharmacists, contraceptives, safe sex, pregnancy, ovulation

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