By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Pharmacists can now prescribe hormonal contraceptives in 20 U.S. states, plus Washington, D.C., giving women easier access to birth control, a new report says.

Another 10 states have legislation in the works, according to research presented Monday at a meeting of the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists, in Las Vegas.

Having easy access to birth control has been a hot topic since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion ruling.

“Pharmacists are an underutilized and essential resource for so many Americans, especially for people who live…


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