POTENTIAL FOR PHARMACIES PRESCRIBING BIRTH CONTROL

Fact Sheet

POTENTIAL FOR PHARMACIES PRESCRIBING BIRTH CONTROL

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

There are currently 18 states that allow pharmacists to prescribe self-administered hormonal birth control (e.g., pills, patch, ring, shot). Legislation is currently pending in 13 additional states – Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

March 2021

Related Resources

Fact Sheet
This fact sheet offers details on the laws in 23 states that require insurers to increase the number of months for which they cover prescription contraceptives.
Fact Sheet
Currently, 23 states (including DC) have enacted policies to allow pharmacists to prescribe and dispense self-administered hormonal methods.
Fact Sheet
An infographic on the state of pharmacist prescribing in the United States.
Fact Sheet
In 2019, Title X-supported centers provided contraceptive care to 4,411 women in South Dakota.