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In this course the nurse/attendee will learn about the different types of oral contraceptives available in the United States and discuss how implantation and pregnancy could be affected when they fail to prevent ovulation and fertilization. It is aimed to provide nurses and other health care workers with relevant information on current oral contraception regimens so they can help their patients make informed decisions on health care and family planning issues.


  1. Explain the different types of oral contraceptives and their mechanisms of preventing pregnancy.
  2. Explain the potential for different types of oral contraceptives to affect implantation and pregnancy if fertilization occurs.
  3. Examine the paradox of how pregnancy can occur despite the use of oral contraceptives.
  4. Describe an overview of oral contraceptives to equip nurses and other health care professionals with a better understanding of how they work so they can provide informed, up-to-date information for their patients.

This course offers continuing education contact hours for nurses. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provder Number CEP 16061 for 1.25 contact hours.


Amanda Hayes is a registered pharmacist and serves on teh board of directors for Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International. Through CPFI, she has helped to develop an awareness campaign that trains students in schools of pharmacy to educate health care workers and the public on medical abortifacient agents. Amanda is a newlywed and lives in Southern California where she works as a staff pharmacist for a retail pharmacy.

     Perspectives on oral contraception
History of Oral Contraception
     Early forms of OC
     Evolution of OC
Types of oral contraception
Mechanism of Action of OC
     Role of progesterone and estrogen in teh body
     Effect on Ovulation
     Effects on the endometrium
     Other effects
A closer look at OC and endometrial receptivity
Comparison of different OC and their abortifacient potential
The paradox: How does a pregnancy occur with OC use?


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