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TweetWHEN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION FIGHTS A COURT RULING THAT THE FDA MUST MAKE EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION AVAILABLE OVER THE COUNTER TO ALL WOMEN Related: Age restrictions on emergency contraception access are unacceptable Tweet
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Age restrictions on emergency contraception access are unacceptable

TweetFeministing co-founder Jessica Valenti has a well written and compelling piece in the Nation today on the FDA’s decision to make emergency contraception, or the morning after pill, available over the counter to women older than 15 years old who can “prove their age”. From the FDA press release: The product will now be labeled [...]
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OB/GYNs call for the pill to be available over-the-counter

TweetThis could be a game-changer, right? The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recommended that oral contraceptives should be available without a prescription. Cost, access, and convenience issues are common reasons why women do not use contraception or use it inconsistently. There are no OCs currently approved for OTC access, but The College believes [...]
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Plan B comes to some New York City Public Schools

TweetNew York City’s Department of Education is launching a pilot program making the morning after pill available to high school aged girls. The CATCH (Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health) program will make emergency accessible for girls as young as 14 without parental consent. New York City’s public schools may be be the first in the [...]
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Are pharmacists lying to teens about emergency contraception?

Tweet Just in time for Back Up Your Birth Control day tomorrow, here’s some disturbing emergency contraception news. Young women being misinformed about emergency contraception by pharmacists is, sadly, not news. And a new study suggests that it could actually be deliberate. MSNBC reports: For the new study, researchers posing as either a 17-year-old girl [...]
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