Tag Archives: emergency contraception

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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Poor women of color receive more counseling for emergency contraception

Tweet The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report showing that black, Latina and low-income women are more likely to receive counseling for emergency contraception. According to this New York Times piece, “Eleven percent of white and Hispanic women and 7.9 percent of black women reported having used emergency contraceptives at least once, but [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Women and unions at the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Silence is a woman. The Lambda Literary Award winners have been announced. A high school valedictorian called out her school on its discrimination against Native Americans. A lot of people wrote a lot of things about the FLOTUS heckler conflict. Sontag is [...]
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Breaking: Appeals court allows over the counter access to some but not all emergency contraception

TweetThe Second Circuit Court of Appeals today granted the Obama administration a stay on access to one-pill forms of emergency contraception. But the court also ruled that two-pill variants should be available over the counter immediately and without harsh age restrictions. So Judge Korman’s important ruling that EC should be available over the counter should [...]
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