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Plan B comes over the counter at any age

A yearslong struggle has come to an end. After heated debate persisting throughout Obama's tenure as president, the Plan B One-Step contraceptive pill will be available for everyone, regardless of age. Previously, sale had been restricted to a shifting age minimum (most recently, 15). President Obama has stated his discomfort with the new measure on multiple occasions, but the district court decided there was no basis to deny the sale of the product, which prevents egg fertilization. Importantly, Plan B One-Step is the only contraceptive that has been ruled on: other similar brands, as well as the two-step original Plan B, are still restricted.

Read it at The Christian Science Monitor

June 11, 2013 2:52 PM