Cheaper alternatives to Plan B can now be sold over the counter without age restrictions
New data prompts drug agency to investigate how weight affects several contraceptive brands
Plan B’s European version, Norlevo, is getting an alert that warns the emergency contraceptive may not be as effective in heavier women.
After a years-long battle in the courts, Plan B-One Step is is now available without a prescription on pharmacy shelves.
On Monday, the Obama administration announced it is ending its fight to keep age restrictions on the morning-after pill. The Department of Justice will no longer appeal the ruling by Judge Edward Korman of the District Court of …
In the latest volley over the contraceptive Plan B, a federal judge reversed the Department of Health and Human Services decision to restrict over-the-counter availability of the morning after pill to those 17 years or older .
The topic debate over abortion and contraception has fueled more than a few political and religious debates, but a recent investigation by the New York Times shows why morning-after pills have no place in that discussion.
Seventeen-year-olds can legally buy Plan B over the counter at the drugstore, but nearly 20% of pharmacists incorrectly deny them access.
Chips, soda, candy bars and … contraceptives?
The rate of women using emergency contraception in 2006-08 more than doubled, compared with the rate in the previous four to six years, according to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute. So who is taking the “morning-after” pill?
The morning-after pill is approved for use as an emergency contraceptive, meant to be taken the day after unprotected sex, but a new study suggests women might be able to use it as regular birth control as well.