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Prescription-Free Birth Control Coming To California
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Coming soon: prescription-free birth control.

This spring, a doctor’s prescription will no longer be needed for women to buy birth control in California.

A law authorizing pharmacists to dispense hormonal contraceptives was passed in 2013. It’s expected to be enacted this April.

California will become the third state to allow pharmacists to furnish birth control without a prescription. They’ll be able to dispense hormonal patches, pills and vaginal rings.

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