Over the counter: The potential for easing pharmacy provision of family planning in Senegal
Current prescription requirements in Senegal prohibit pharmacies from providing oral contraceptive pills or injectables without a prescription. This research assessed the potential for expanding access to family planning through pharmacies. Results showed that with proper training, pharmacy staff could provide effective counseling and provision of oral contraceptive pills and injectables. Lifting the prescription requirement could help support gains in contraceptive prevalence.