privacy issues related to dispensing Plan B (levonorgestrel)

Pharmacists are currently at the centre of a debate over privacy issues related to dispensing Plan B (levonorgestrel).

On the one hand, regulations do not allow retail sale of Plan B except by a pharmacist...and pharmacists are required to provide counselling.

On the other hand, the Personal Health Information Protection Act and provincial privacy officers oppose forms or questions that require women to provide their name, sexual history, and other sensitive information for Plan B.

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