Women Can Now Have Access To A Year Supply Of Birth Control Pills
A new law in Virginia lets women avail of one-year supply of birth control pills in one purchase. It was mentioned that women can purchase the pills, but they would need a doctor's prescription for the purchase.
Birth control became a hot issue after it was announced that women can no longer openly purchase it if Donald Trump would start is reign. Birth control and women's health demands significantly increased as they flocked OB-GYN clinics in the United States following the 2016 Presidential elections. USA Today reported that women from the United States are in a rush to have their IUD attached with the fear of not being able to have free access to it once Trump would start his office.
Despite the news, however, Virgina managed to give women access to birth control, and they can even purchase a year supply. NBC 12 released a report wherein it was mentioned that the Virginia Senate submitted a legislation wherein they would allow pharmacists can allow women to purchase a year supply of birth control pills, as long as it is prescribed by doctors.
"As a doctor, I know that having prescription options is important for the best patient care," Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam stated. "Moving forward, I would urge members of the General Assembly to support measures to promote access to the full-range of reproductive health care services for all Virginia women."
The decision to allow women to purchase a bulk supply of birth control pills gathered positive feedback among women. Most of which mentioned that it is convenient for them and saves their time and as well as their tips to the drug store.
A study on omen and birth control pills explained that women who have a year supply of birth control pills are less likely to get pregnant. Unintended pregnancy significantly decreased by 30 percent, while abortion rates went down by 46 percent.