S.628 is a bill that would authorize pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives, which can make contraceptive care more accessible and affordable by eliminating the need for a separate visit to a health care provider to obtain a prescription.
Expanding pharmacists’ scope of practice to include prescribing birth control helps alleviate many of the obstacles to finding and seeing a doctor that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.
Removing barriers to birth control so that people can plan, space, and prevent pregnancies is critically important for their economic security. Access to birth control is linked to women’s greater educational and professional opportunities and increased lifetime earnings.
A person’s chances of unintended pregnancy increase considerably when barriers prevent them from using birth control consistently and correctly.
A recent poll showed that 90% of South Carolinians support increased access to contraception.
Importantly, pharmacist prescribing of contraceptives has been proven to be safe and effective.
Contact your legislator today to ask that they support contraception access.
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