Washington State Emergency Contraception Pharmacist Pilot Project

Fact Sheet

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Pharmacy Participation/Prescriptions Filled

Response to 1-888-NOT-2-LATE Hotline

Calls from Washington State to the Emergency Contraception Hotline (1-888-NOT-2-LATE) have increased tenfold to an average of 1,160 per month since the Project's launch in late February of this year. Prior to the Project's launch, calls from Washington State averaged about 110 per month.

Increasing Options/User Survey Results *

* (Data collected and analyzed from the first two months of service)

Global Impact

The Project has been so successful that many states have shown an interest in replicating it. In addition, an organization in England, the Birth Control Trust, recently contacted PATH for information about Washington State?s Project. Using the Project as a model, they have come to an agreement to allow pharmacists in England to supply ECPs without a doctor?s prescription.

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