Accessing birth control in Saskatchewan won’t be as much of a process anymore.
Pharmacists now have permission to write new prescriptions and refills for oral contraceptives as well as medications for urinary tract infections.
This effectively means women do not have to see a doctor first before the contraceptive is taken.
However the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan says it’s still recommended women see their family physician beforehand.
These new laws make access faster and easier to get birth control, especially in rural areas.