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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Drugstore Dilemma: Can pharmacists refuse to dispense birth control?
4052.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Drugstore Dilemma: Can pharmacists refuse to dispense birth control?
Across the United States, women trying to fill prescriptions for birth control pills and emergency contraception are encountering pharmacists who refuse to dispense the medication, citing religious or moral objections. This panel will describe the extent of the problem, its impact on patients, the role of pharmacists and the strategies being used to ensure that women are able to have their birth control prescriptions filled in a timely manner.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Lois Uttley, MPP
8:30 AMPharmacist refusals to dispense birth control: The latest battle over reproductive rights  [ Recorded presentation ]
Lois Uttley, MPP
8:45 AMPharmacist choice to dispense birth control: A pharmacist’s perspective  [ Recorded presentation ]
Donald F. Downing, BS Pharm, RPh
9:00 AMOther side of pharmacist refusal: Pharmacy access  [ Recorded presentation ]
Belle Taylor-McGhee
9:15 AMPharmacist refusals to fill birth control: The legal framework
Sondra Goldschein, JD
9:30 AMSecuring pharmacy access to birth control: What laws and policies do we already have in our medicine cabinet?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jill C. Morrison, JD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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