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Pediatrics Group Calls for Easier Access to Emergency Contraception

Pediatricians should counsel all adolescents on use of emergency contraception, such as Plan B, as part of routine practice, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement.   Healthcare professionals should provide teens with an education on the use, availability, and advance prescription of emergency contraception, as well as contraindications and adverse events […]

Physicians: Birth control should be sold without a prescription

Physicians: Birth control should be sold without a prescription

In the future, women may be able to buy birth control pills alongside ibuprofen and cough drops if the recommendation of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is adopted.   The group is recommending that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter without a prescription in an effort to reduce the number of unintended […]