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Men and emergency contraception: The saga continues

The good news: Dudes are totally allowed to buy emergency contraception! The bad news: Some pharmacies still haven't gotten the memo.

In the summer of 2012, researchers at Columbia University in New York City did some secret shopper research. They sent guys aged 19-28 into nearly every pharmacy in Washington Heights, East Harlem, and the Upper East Side—158 pharmacies in all. The guys told the pharmacist they wanted to buy emergency contraception.

The good news is that most pharmacies had Plan B One-Step or a generic equivalent in stock—only 5% did not. The bad news is that one in seven pharmacists wouldn't sell it to a man.

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