Availability of over-the-counter emergency contraception in 2 disparate New York City neighborhoods

Katherine Legare, Salina Bakshi, Salomeh Keyhani, Elizabeth A. Howell

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Abstract

We conducted a telephone survey of pharmacies in 2 New York City neighborhoods on same-day availability, type, and cost of overthe-counter emergency contraception. There was no difference in availability of over-the-counter emergency contraception between Upper East Side and East Harlem pharmacies (93% vs 94%; P = .71). Average cost of medication was less in East Harlem than in the Upper East Side ($45.16 vs $51.64; P < .001). Efforts should accentuate overcoming cost and knowledge barriers associated with the use of emergency contraception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e45-e47
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume102
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

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