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The birth control pill could be offered over-the-counter

By Hicbd
Thu Nov 8 2012 6:22 am

Pharmacies in metropolitan Seattle have experimented with a model of “safe use”—the Direct Access study—of making contraceptives available over the counter, in which community pharmacists were permitted to dispense hormonal contraceptives after a woman completed a self-administered screening tool. In addition, a progestin-only minipill could be offered that has low prevalence of contraindications.

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http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2012/03/is_an_over_the_counter_birth_control_pill_dangerous_.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/sell-the-pill-over-the-counter/308997/

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Healthcare Women's Rights

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