New Mexico makes it easier for women to obtain birth control

New Mexico makes it easier for women to obtain birth control

New Mexico instituted a new policy on Friday allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control directly to women, part of a wave of state efforts to make it easier for women to get contraceptives. State health officials said the decision was based on a desire to make it more convenient for women to get medications for preventing pregnancy. Because New Mexico is predominantly rural, people often have to drive long distances to get medical care, said…

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