Connecticut offers a variety of reproductive health services for women and men. In addition to family planning services provided by Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Connecticut residents now have improved access to birth control through pharmacies.
PHARMACISTS MAY NOW PRESCRIBE SOME CONTRACEPTIVES
In June 2023, Governor Ned Lamont signed legislation that allows pharmacists to prescribe certain types of birth control without patients first needing to visit their doctor.
The legislation, Public Act 23-52, was proposed by the Lamont administration in an effort to improve access to birth control, especially in rural and underserved areas where access to reproductive healthcare is limited.
It permits pharmacists to prescribe a hormonal contraceptive and emergency contraceptive only if they have completed an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited educational training program.
STATE FAMILY PLANNING FUNDS
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is the grantee for State of Connecticut family planning funds. The family planning clinics provide reproductive health care services for females and males, including clinical exams, contraception information and prescriptions, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, STD and HIV testing and counseling, and other reproductive health services.
Some sites provide pregnancy termination services. To find your closest clinic, call 800-230-7526, (800-230-PLAN) and your call will be routed to the closest Planned Parenthood health center. Or go visit them online at: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-southern-new-england.
TO FIND PLANNED PARENTHOOD SITES IN CONNECTICUT:
Search by agency name: Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
SOURCES: Planned Parenthood of Southern New England; Public Act 23-52
PREPARED BY: 211/tb
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2023