Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 24 is Back Up Your Birth Control Day

Center for Reproductive Rights: The FDA and Emergency Contraception: One Year After the Decision:

BUYBC On March 23, 2009, the Center scored a major victory when a federal court ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had put politics before women’s health when it decided to limit access to emergency contraception. . . . Today, emergency contraception is available without a prescription, but only for women age 17 and older. Pharmacies and clinics must keep it behind the counter and anyone seeking to buy it must show government issued identification proving their age in order to buy it without a prescription.

These intrusive restrictions, unprecedented for drugs with over-the-counter status, make it harder and more stigmatizing for consumers to get the contraception during its most effective window. . . .

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See also: Back Up Your Birth Control Day.

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