Emergency Contraception in California
As the FDA continues to deliberate about whether emergency contraception will be made available “over-the-counter” without a prescription, a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey examines Californian’s awareness of and experiences with emergency contraception, including findings on the state’s “pharmacy access” program. California’s “pharmacy access” program permits women to receive emergency contraception from participating pharmacists directly without contacting a physician, while the “over-the-counter” option the FDA is considering would allow people to obtain emergency contraception off-the-shelves at participating retailers without pharmacist consultation.
also of interest
- Data Note: Differences In Public Opinion On The ACA's Contraceptive Coverage Requirement, By Gender, Religion, And Political Party
- Women and Health Care in the Early Years of the ACA: Key Findings from the 2013 Kaiser Women's Health Survey
- Emergency Contraception
- Sexual Health of Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States