Young people's access to emergency birth control depends on health care providers and pharmacists. To learn how to ensure access for young women, click on the appropriate link below.
Let us know what you are doing in your community to increase access to and knowledge about EC among young people in SC. Fill out the form with information about your event so we can post it to our calendar. This is a great way to collaborate on events with other organizations in your community.
Health Care Providers
In South Carolina and across the United States, young women face many barriers to sexual health services barriers like costs, transportation problems, fear of invasive medical procedures, limited hours for appointments, and fear that their privacy will be violated. Find out how you as a health care professional, can play a key role in ensuring that young women have easy access to emergency birth control pills (also known as emergency contraception, the morning after pill, or Plan B®).
Find out what you as a pharmacists can do to help young women get emergency birth control pills quickly within 72 hours after unprotected sex, by knowing the facts, providing youth-friendly services, and encouraging effective referral systems for young women under 18.