Tag Archives: FDA

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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Weekly Feminist Reader: Mother’s Day Edition

TweetHappy Mother’s Day! A Mother’s Day letter by Gloria Malone: “The problem with being a teen mom is that I don’t hate myself nearly as much as you wish I did.” To celebrate Mother’s Day, give the gift of prison phone justice. Mamas in the South continue the fight for reproductive justice. Download a Mother’s [...]
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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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Breaking: Judge orders FDA to make the morning-after pill available over-the-counter for all ages

TweetWhoo hooo! Now this just makes common sense:  A federal judge has ruled that the Unites States government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and under. The decision, on a fraught and politically controversial subject, comes after a decade-long [...]
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Pediatricians say emergency contraception should be available to women of all ages

TweetJust days after OB/GYNs called for the pill to be available over-the-counter, pediatricians are recommending that emergency contraception be more readily accessible for teens. Last year, Health and Human Services Secretary Katherine Sebelius refused to allow EC to be available without a prescription for women under 17. In doing so, she acted contrary to the guidance [...]
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