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Misinformation and barriers to emergency contraception persist

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Adolescent females inquiring about OTC emergency contraception (EC) were less likely to receive accurate information from pharmacy staff compared with adolescent males and physicians, and about 10% of adolescent patients regardless of gender were denied access to EC on the basis of their age, indicating that misinformation and access barriers to EC continue to exist, according to a report published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.