California women could soon pick up a year's worth of oral contraceptives at once

A bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown of California Friday would allow pharmacists to dispense a year's worth of oral contraceptives at one time. Most women currently pick up their birth control prescriptions every month or every 3 months.

A bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown of California Friday would allow pharmacists to dispense a year's worth of oral contraceptives at one time. Most women currently pick up their birth control prescriptions every month or every 3 months. The bill’s supporters say allowing women to pick up more pills at once will help prevent unintended pregnancy, especially in rural areas where women must travel long distances to visit a pharmacy.