Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Birth Control from the Pharmacy, No Doctor Visit Necessary

"Groundbreaking laws in two Western states will soon make access to birth control easier for millions of women by allowing them to obtain contraceptives from pharmacists without a doctor's prescription...

...Women in California and Oregon will be able to obtain (hormonal) birth control by getting a prescription directly from the pharmacist who dispenses them, a more convenient and potentially less expensive option than going to the doctor...

...The contraceptives will be covered by insurance, as they are now."

eye'm thynkin':  The article continues with arguments from proponents of making birth control an over-the-counter drug who say this will slow down their movement.  

What those pushing for over-the-counter access are ignoring is, if they truly want to prevent unwanted pregnancies (and abortions), a woman having access to FREE contraceptives through a pharmacy is vastly superior to a woman having to PAY for an over-the-counter contraceptive.

Read more at The New York Times   

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