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DTH Photo Illustration. A new law has been passed in North Carolina that allows women easier access to some prescription birth control.

New N.C. law provides access to birth control without a prescription

House Bill 96 allows certified pharmacists to provide oral contraceptives to patients after conducting a consultation.  Although the law went into effect on Feb. 1, Campus Health director of Pharmacy and Professional Services Amy Sauls said individuals will not be able to walk into a pharmacy and get birth control just yet. UNC junior Yena Ismail said she hopes the law will help individuals make choices they feel are the best for their bodies. “It's going to help a lot of people take control of their health and help them regain some sort of bodily autonomy,” Ismail said.

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