WOMEN

What Happened When We Tried To Get Over-The-Counter Birth Control In California

It's been over two weeks since California enacted regulations allowing women to purchase hormonal birth control at the pharmacy without a doctor's prescription. But good luck actually finding a pharmacy that's ready to give it to you.

Calls to over a dozen San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego branches of CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens yielded zero pharmacies ready to comply with the nearly three-year-old law, which passed in 2013 but was stuck in regulation limbo until April 8, 2016.

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