Improving Access to Essential Prevention Services: The Opportunities and Challenges of Expanding the Role of California’s Pharmacists

A new study from the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers, in collaboration with the Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy, Birth Control Pharmacist, and the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, finds that more than 90% of California pharmacists surveyed believed that access to HIV prevention medications and contraception in pharmacies is important. Researchers examined attitudes, knowledge, and preferences around the provision of HIV prevention and other sexual and reproductive health services by pharmacists, including hormonal contraception and medication abortion. The researchers also assessed the implementation of state policies that enable pharmacists to prescribe PrEP, PEP, hormonal contraception, and emergency contraception. Read and/or download a detailed policy brief about this study here. 


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