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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
4166.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:10 PM

Abstract #114677

Access to emergency contraception at Chicagoland and suburban pharmacies

Toni Bond, African American Women Evolving, Inc., 220 South State Street, #726, Chicago, IL 60604, 312-566-0983, tbond@aaweonline.org

African American Women Evolving (AAWE) conducted a series of surveys in 2002 and 2003 to assess access to emergency contraception (EC). This presentation will report on the findings which include inconsistencies in access to EC and the need for greater education of pharmacy personnel. The presenter will discuss cultural competency training for pharmacy personnel, the pros and cons of EC being over-the-counter, and the need to forge strategic alliances with other health activists such as HIV/AIDS advocates while awaiting the FDA's decision.

Learning Objectives:

Keywords: Women's Health, Family Planning

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

I wish to disclose that I have NO financial interests or other relationship with the manufactures of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services or commercial supporters.

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The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA