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Am J Public Health. 2012 Nov;102(11):e45-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300966. Epub 2012 Sep 20.

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

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Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA. katherine.legare@mssm.edu

Abstract

We conducted a telephone survey of pharmacies in 2 New York City neighborhoods on same-day availability, type, and cost of over-the-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.

PMID:
22994248
PMCID:
PMC3477945
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2012.300966
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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