Utah Women Soon Able to Get Birth Control From Pharmacy

What’s The Catch?

On Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law allowing those 18 and older to get pills, the patch, and some other contraceptive devices. This lines up Utah with a handful of other states who have passed similar laws, including California, Colorado and, Oregon.

Soon, women in Utah will be able to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription. What’s the catch, I mean it’s Utah after all?

The law which goes into effect May 8th will require women to fill out a form assessing their risks of taking birth control before getting the medication. They also will be required to check in with a doctor every two years to keep getting contraception.

According to the Associated Press, Republican state Sen. Todd Weiler said,

“I think five years ago, it wouldn’t have passed, but I think the world and Utah is changing. People are more accepting of the fact that these things make sense and they actually save the state money.”

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