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Dr. Rafie weighs in on over-the-counter birth control. January 2017.


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8 birth control mistakes you might be making, according to Dr. Rafie and others. December 2016.


May 2016.

Pharmacists in California can now prescribe birth control.  Dr. Rafie explains why the service is not yet available in many pharmacies.  May 2016.


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Did you know you don’t need a prescription to get birth control pills? Dr. Rafie explains the status of pharmacist prescribing of birth control in California. May 2016.


Could expanding access to birth control pills and other short-acting methods actually lead to more unintended pregnancies?  Dr. Rafie shares her perspective.  May 2016.

Could expanding access to birth control pills and other short-acting methods actually lead to more unintended pregnancies? Dr. Rafie shares her perspective. May 2016.


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Sick of Sappy Drug Ads? Here’s Why You Might Not See Them Much Longer. Includes Dr. Rafie’s perspective on direct-to-consumer drug advertisements. April 2016.


50 Secrets Hospitals Don’t Want to Tell You (But Every Patient Should Know). Includes a tip from Dr. Rafie. February 2016.

50 Secrets Hospitals Don’t Want to Tell You (But Every Patient Should Know). Includes a tip from Dr. Rafie. February 2016.


Dr. Rafie shares her motivations for volunteering her time as adjunct faculty at UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. February 2016.

Dr. Rafie shares her motivations for volunteering her time as adjunct faculty at UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. February 2016.


February 2016.

Findings from a survey of healthcare providers regarding expanding access to birth control in pharmacies conducted by Dr. Rafie and her research team. January 2016.


January 2016

Confusing health issues explained. Dr. Rafie clarifies birth control and blood clots. January 2016.


Dr. Rafie interviewed about building a safer healthcare system with automated drug dispensing cabinets. January 2016.

Dr. Rafie interviewed about building a safer healthcare system with automated drug dispensing cabinets. January 2016.


Dr. Rafie and other providers talks about common birth control mistakes. December 2015.

Dr. Rafie and other providers talk about common birth control mistakes. December 2015.


Dr. Rafie shares insights on the pharmacist's career path for students. December 2015.

Dr. Rafie shares insights on the pharmacist’s career path for students. December 2015.


Among the top questiosn to discuss with your ObGyn during pregnancy is about over-the-counter and prescription medicines, according to Dr. Rafie. 2015.

How over-the-counter and prescription medicines will affect the pregnancy is among the top must-ask questions to discuss with your ObGyn during pregnancy, according to Dr. Rafie. October 2015.


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77 secrets from Dr. Rafie and other pharmacists, nurses, nutritionists and health-care insiders. November 2015.


Teens at risk of unplanned pregnancy by state. How and when to talk to teens about safe sex. Dr. Rafie talks about birth control methods for teens. September 2015.

Teens at risk of unplanned pregnancy by state. How and when to talk to teens about safe sex. Dr. Rafie talks about birth control methods for teens. September 2015.


Top pregnancy tips on food, fitness and even sex from 20 pregnancy experts and moms who have been there to help you prepare. Dr. Rafie recommends talking to your doc about your medications. September 2015.

Top pregnancy tips on food, fitness and even sex from 20 pregnancy experts and moms who have been there to help you prepare. Dr. Rafie recommends talking to your doc about your medications. September 2015.


Dr. Rafie quoted in article about new California law that will allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control and more. August 2015.

Dr. Rafie quoted in article about new California law that will allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control and more. August 2015.


Article guiding mothers on vaccinating their boys against HPV. Dr. Rafie shares the surprising statistics and why this is an important for preventing cancer and staying well. July 2015.

Article guiding mothers on vaccinating their boys against HPV. Dr. Rafie shares the surprising statistics and why this is an important for preventing cancer and staying well. July 2015.


A new California law allows pharmacists to prescribe birth control. Dr. Rafie shares how this expanded access will help women. June 2016.

A new California law allows pharmacists to prescribe birth control. Dr. Rafie shares how this expanded access will help women. June 2015.


Dr. Rafie discusses the role of sunscreen pills in skin safety. June 2015.

Dr. Rafie discusses the role of sunscreen pills in skin safety. June 2015.


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Dr. Rafie and other providers share 10 surprising facts about birth control. May 2015.


Dr. Sally Rafie and other pharmacists share secrets everyone should know about pharmacies [April 2015]

Dr. Rafie and other pharmacists share secrets everyone should know about pharmacies. April 2015.


Dr. Rafie discusses the pros and cons of different birth control methods. March 2015.

Dr. Rafie discusses the pros and cons of different birth control methods. March 2015.


Dr. Rafie provides an update on birth control methods available at the pharmacy. February 2015.

Dr. Rafie provides an update on birth control methods available at the pharmacy. February 2015.


Dr. Rafie alleviates concerns about [lack of] risks to pregnancy if still taking the pill. December 2014.

Dr. Rafie alleviates concerns about [lack of] risks to pregnancy if still taking the pill. December 2014.


Dr. Rafie explains the effectiveness of various birth control methods. September 2014.

Dr. Rafie explains the effectiveness of various birth control methods. September 2014.


In this radio show interview, Dr. Rafie talks about the importance of birth control and describes the role of pharmacists in providing access. September 2014.

In this radio show interview, Dr. Rafie talks about the importance of birth control and describes the role of pharmacists in providing access. September 2014.


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Dr. Rafie explains how IUDs and emergency contraceptives actually work. July 2014.


Dr. Rafie provides updates on women's health issues for pharmacists. June 2014.

Dr. Rafie provides updates on women’s health issues for pharmacists. June 2014.


Dr. Rafie’s research revealed physicians and clinicians support pharmacy access to hormonal contraception. July 2012.


Dr. Rafie adds pharmacist perspective regarding contraception in pharmacies. January 2009.

Dr. Rafie adds pharmacist perspective regarding contraception in pharmacies. January 2009.

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