Oregon lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill allowing women to get birth control prescriptions from a pharmacist instead of a physician, a shift that could vastly expand access to contraceptives throughout the state.
Although many Republican candidates campaigned on making birth control available over the counter without a prescription, it’s unlikely that the GOP will make that issue a priority in the new Congress.
This week, there are new recommendations for chlamydia and gonorrhea screening for young women, a secret shopper study found that young men may have a harder time buying EC over the counter, and Kansas seizes sex toys.
A bill in Mississippi would restrict teens’ access to emergency contraception, while proposed legislation in Virginia forbids teens from having oral or anal sex.
The FDA thinks about making Plan B available to everyone–and avoiding those pharmacists who think they know better than you what you need.
City council member in DC proposes pharmacist-dispensed birth control pills, PA governor fires state employees in connection with Gosnell, expense issues at pro-choice organization, and Lisa Edelstein (aka Cuddy from ‘House’) films pro-choice ad.
Do you get tired of having to visit your doctor to get a prescription for birth control pills? Would your life be easier if you could just walk into a pharmacy, pick up a packet of pills, pay and walk out? Think about it: what would happen if instead of just paying a co-pay for your pills or obtaining the pills for free through your public health insurance program, you had to pay for the full price of the drug?
Caroline Kennedy seeks Clinton’s Senate seat; as Governor, Napolitano vetoed anti-choice bills, now what?; medication abortion likely to be approved in Italy; birth control to be available over-the-counter in London.