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It’s Still Hard To Get Birth Control Pills In California Without A Prescription
National Public Radio

It has been more than 18 months since California’s governor signed a law that allows pharmacists to distribute most types of hormonal birth control methods without a prescription. That means that while women in the state still have to see a doctor to get an IUD, or a contraceptive implant, they should be able to simply walk into their local pharmacy and easily buy contraceptive pills, the patch or the vaginal ring — much like getting a flu shot, or buying over-the-counter medicine to fight a cold. But good luck finding a pharmacy that will actually dispense birth control that way.