PHARMACIES PRESCRIBING BIRTH CONTROL IN CALIFORNIA

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PHARMACIES PRESCRIBING BIRTH CONTROL IN CALIFORNIA

A visual representation of the estimated number of zip code (63%) in CA that could contain at least one pharmacist certified to prescribe birth control.

California is one of 18 states to allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered hormonal birth control (e.g., pills, patch, ring, shot). This graphic highlights the potential scale of pharmacy prescribing if California fully adopts and implements this policy.

April 2021

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