To assess emergency contraception (EC) service provision by California's family planning clinics.
We made 2 scripted calls to a random sample of 309 family planning clinics.
We reached one hundred ninety-four clinics on 2 occasions, although only 183 (59%) could be reached with the information provided online by California's office of family planning. Of these 194 clinics, 27% responded that the clinic did not provide EC and 43% offered only levonorgestrel EC. Only 1 clinic asked about recent sexual assault and one other about their weight.
Prompt access to effective EC remains challenging in California. Clinic staff responding to requests for EC should provide trauma-informed care.
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Published online: April 01, 2022
Accepted: March 28, 2022
Received in revised form: March 25, 2022
Received: February 18, 2022
☆Declaration of Competing Interest: The author(s) declares(declare) no conflict of interest.
Funding: This work was supported by the UC Davis Medical Student Research Fellowship and the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATs), National Institutes of Health (NIH), through grant #UL1 TR001860.
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