POTENTIAL FOR PHARMACIES PRESCRIBING BIRTH CONTROL

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POTENTIAL FOR PHARMACIES PRESCRIBING BIRTH CONTROL

A graphic showing the number of zip codes in SC, NY, IN, and IA that could contain at least one pharmacist certified to prescribe birth control if pending legislation is passed.

There are currently 24 states that allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered hormonal birth control (e.g., pills, patch, ring, shot). Legislation is currently pending in 11 additional states – Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

February 2022

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