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Buehler and Steiner Hayward Want Additional Access to Birth Control

The House Health Committee is considering legislation that would allow pharmacists to dispense additional types of contraception without a doctor’s note, as well as a bill that will require the Oregon Health Plan to set up billing codes to allow hospitals to be paid for inserting IUDs after mothers have given birth.

The Legislature’s two physicians are backing legislation that would further increase access to birth control, pushing Oregon further to the forefront of women’s reproductive healthcare.

Policy Allowing Pharmacists to Prescribe Birth Control Heads to Governor

House Bill 2879 was a late session addition to the Legislature’s docket, but the persistence of Bend surgeon and Republican Rep. Knute Buehler, joined by the other physician legislators, has cleared the way for women to get the pill without needing a doctor’s visit.

Easy access to birth control is coming to a pharmacy near you.

Oregon House Votes to Expand Access to Birth Control

HB 2879 would allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives

The Oregon House today voted 50-10 to approve House Bill 2879, which will allow pharmacists to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptives and birth control pills, greatly increasing access.

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