Good news: Emergency contraception (EC) is available over-the-counter (OTC) for women age 17 and older! This means that women and men age 17 and up who provide valid identification can get EC at pharmacies without a prescription.
Bad news: Even though it is available without a prescription for some people, EC is still kept behind the pharmacy counter and some pharmacists may refuse to provide EC to women even when they have EC in stock.
Denying women access to birth control based on personal beliefs is bad for consumers and bad for women’s health! Women deserve timely access to legal pharmaceuticals. Have you or someone you know been the victim of a pharmacy refusal? Tell us your story. We can advise you about the laws and regulations in your state, strategize the best way to deal with what happened to you ,and ensure that other women won’t face the same problem.
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