Women's Health At The Counter

Pharmacists also provide invaluable information on:

  • Preconception and prenatal counseling
  • Education on options for birth control
  • Menopause therapies
  • Work with each stage of life

On Pharmacists Role in Women’s Health:

Pharmacists play a meaningful role in the inpatient environment for women's health. Kayla Popova, PharmD, a clinical pharmacist specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, spends her days rounding with obstetrics specialists who see women with high-risk pregnancies. “It’s very important to have a pharmacist on the women’s service,” Popova said.“When a woman is pregnant, there are certain medications that can’t be taken. They’re not safe in the first trimester, [but] they may be safe in the second or third trimester.” And because of some women’s past medical history, taking birth control with a lot of estrogen isn’t an option because it can lead to thrombosis, added Popova, who is also an adjunct clinical instructor in pharmacy at University of Michigan.

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