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Pharmacies still blocking U.S. teens looking for emergency contraception

Reuters featured a study co-authored by Paula Tavrow, associate adjunct professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The study reports that teens run into significant roadblocks when trying to buy emergency contraception at pharmacies.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Teens seeking to buy emergency contraception at pharmacies continue to face significant roadblocks, a new U.S. study suggests.

Researchers checking on the accessibility of the "morning after pill" at pharmacies in four Southwestern states found that just 28 percent made it simple and straightforward for teens to purchase the emergency contraception, according to the results published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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