Scots women to get birth control pill direct from pharmacists

An Aberdeen pharmacy has become the first in the country to offer birth control pills directly from a specially trained pharmacist, thus avoiding the need to obtain prescriptions from physicians.  The new scheme will be tested in a Boots the Chemist outlet, and will be available to women who are at least16 years of age. [Scotsman]

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  1. Since it appears that the prescribing pharmacists will likely be volunteers, the arrangement has the potential to minimize the likelihood of conflicts of conscience among pharmacists and non-prescribing physicians.

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