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Image Men, have you ever tries to go purchase the morning-after pill for your sexual partner?

One Houston man tried to do just that and was turned away.

Check out this story from the Houston Press:

Isaac Kurtz set out to replace his girlfriend’s supply of Plan B morning-after pill after she used the pill she already had.

He went to the downtown CVS on Main Street and asked the pharmacist for a Plan B pill and a pregnancy test, but the pharmacist said.

"She tells me she needs to speak with the woman," Kurtz reportedly said. "I'm taken aback by this and ask her what she needs to talk to her about, I bought them here before without issue. She then tells me she won’t sell it to men."

The Houston Press reports that the pharmacist allegedly told Kurtz that it was her "personal belief," and not CVS policy, that led to her refusal to the item to him.

When asked about the situation, CVS allegedly said, "We apologize for the isolated incident in our Houston pharmacy in which a male customer was unable to purchase this item. We are following up the pharmacy staff to ensure that our policies are properly followed to prevent a recurrence of this incident."

CVS company policy states:

CVS/pharmacy's policy is to follow FDA regulations for the sale of emergency contraception and it is our pharmacists' responsibility to ensure that all customer needs are promptly and completely satisfied.

As such, there is no company policy that prevents the sale of emergency contraception to a male customer. Under federal law and some state laws, we must also accommodate a religious conviction that may prevent a pharmacist from dispensing a medication, provided that other arrangements can be made in advance to ensure the customer's medication needs can be satisfied.

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Do you agree or disagree with the pharmacist’s decision?

Why or why not?