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FDA makes generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter

TweetGood news: The slow–and often infuriating–expansion of access to emergency contraception took another step forward last week when the FDA announced that generic versions of EC can now be sold over the counter to folks of all ages.  Tweet
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Big pharma’s latest secret: the morning after pill may not work if you weigh over 165 pounds

TweetThe morning after pill may be less effective on women who weigh 165 pounds or more; it may be totally ineffective on women who weigh 176 pounds or more; in Europe, the morning after pill is not recommended for women who weigh 165 pounds or more. So why doesn’t the average American woman know that [...]
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Can you access Plan B?

TweetEmergency contraception is now legally available over the counter, but as we have reported previously, there are still barriers to accessing Plan B, including pharmacies that still keep the product behind the counter. The Media Consortium is running a project to map EC access now that the product should be available everywhere. Check out the [...]
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Native women gain better access to emergency contraception–but still not enough

TweetWhile women of color may receive more counseling on emergency contraception, they certainly don’t always have access to it when they do need it. From the age restrictions that were finally lifted after a court order to pharmacists who spread misinformation or refuse to stock the drug, we know is still not as easy as [...]
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