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November 20, 2019

Jennifer Barber discusses ways in which pharmacies fall short in serving young Black women

While young Black women tend to live closer to pharmacies than young White women, those pharmacies tend to be open fewer hours, have fewer female pharmacists, and are less likely to provide easy access to condoms or information about birth control. Jennifer Barber says, “When women have more trouble accessing contraceptives methods, they just use them less often.”

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The original study, Contraceptive Desert? Black-White Differences in Characteristics of Nearby Pharmacies, was published in Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.