MEDFORD, Ore. -- Pharmacists will be able to prescribe birth control for women next year.
However, local pharmacies say it's going to take a few weeks before they can start prescribing medication.
West Main Pharmacy in Medford has built a new section in their building to provide consultations. Pharmacists in Oregon must go through a five hour training to be able to prescribe birth control.
Health officials say pharmacists will be able to determine what kind of birth control a woman should get or if they need to see a doctor.