Morning-After Pill Now Over-The-Counter

The FDA announced that women no longer need a prescription for the Morning-After pill.

Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. / AP

May 1, 2013

Women and girls age 15 and over will soon be able to buy emergency contraception without a prescription.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that Plan B One-Step, also known as the Morning-After Pill, no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters.

Previously, a woman had to be at least 17 years-old and ask a pharmacist for the pill.

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