A student-run activism club, Brandeis Pro-Choice, has installed a vending machine on campus that contains Plan B. The vending machine also includes menstrual products, condoms, and other health products and will be accessible 24/7. Brandeis Pro-Choice, in a statement, wrote, “Without access to emergency contraception on nights and weekends, Brandeis students are left without the […]
American Indian Women Granted Increased Access To Emergency Contraception
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 […]
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.
Obama’s Deeply Paternalistic Statement on Plan B Decision
by Jon Walker This post originally appeared on Firedoglake. This is a pure expression of male paternalism regarding women being able to make their own reproductive decisions. From USA Today: President Obama said today that “as the father of two daughters,” he supports his health secretary’s decision to block over-the-counter sales of the Plan B […]