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By Amy Friedrich-Karnik
Imagine being able to buy birth control pills without having to schedule an appointment, take time out of your day to see a doctor, and then take the prescription to be filled by a pharmacist. What if you could just walk into a store and buy some? This reality is closer than you may think.
Doctors, policymakers, and politicians are increasingly calling to make birth control pills available over-the-counter. In fact, later this year, California will become the first state to sell the pill without a prescription. Here are seven reasons why this is an idea that should be put into action ASAP.