Indian Health Services decides: American Indian women will finally have improved access to emergency contraception.
New Legislation Would Improve Access to Emergency Contraception for Survivors of Sexual Assault
The Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act of 2014 would require hospitals that receive federal funding – including Catholic hospitals – to tell sexual assault survivors that emergency contraception is available to them and to provide it regardless of their ability to pay.
FDA Broadens Access to Emergency Contraception Over-the-Counter
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that generic versions of Plan B One Step will now be available over-the-counter to women of all ages.
Study Finds Pharmacists Misinform Teens Seeking Plan B
Pharmacists often give teens misleading information about emergency contraception that may prevent them from obtaining it, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. After pediatrician Dr. Tracy Wilkinson, the lead study author, heard strange information from her teenage patients about emergency contraception, she decided to investigate. She and several researchers called over […]
IHS Expands Plan B Access for Native American Women
Indian Health Services will now provide emergency contraception without a consultation or prescription at its federally-operated facilities.
Judges Blocks Law Restricting OTC Emergency Contraception
On Monday, a state court temporarily blocked an Oklahoma law that would require persons 17 years or younger to have a prescription to access emergency contraception and require proof of age before purchasing the medication.
Teva Pharmaceuticals Gets Exclusive Rights to OTC Emergency Contraception
With the exclusive rights for Teva, the cost-effective versions will still be denied to young girls or those who do not have government issued identification.
Roundtable: Our Experiences Buying Plan B
“I also bought some Advil and a Dr. Pepper. Made my flight. It should always be that simple.”
Plan B One-Step To Be Sold Over-The-Counter Without Age Restrictions
The Obama administration Monday officially ended its opposition to over-the-counter sales of “Plan B One-Step,” also known as the morning-after pill.