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For over to years now, there have been discussions on whether to allow non prescription Plan B pills that are used after unprotected sex in order to prevent pregnancy.
There have been some aggressive attempts to restrict it's availability even though some states like Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Washington have already legalized it with no age restriction.

FDA is about to make a decision soon and it will probably state that the pills will come with an age limit, and anyone younger than 16 would still need a prescription.
It is legal for states to allow behind-the-counter sales because at present it is state rather than federal government, which regulates how pharmacists practice.
Is is said that the pills are safe and that the conflicts are meaningless. It contains a higher dose of the hormones in regular birth control pills, and cuts the chances of pregnancy by up to 89 percent if used within 72 hours of unprotected sex. It is more effective the earlier it is taken.

In the UK and Canada, Plan B is already available without a prescription.

However, the deadline for FDA is September 1st.


It's absolutely outrageous that the FDA would take away this preventative measure from young women. 

Girls under 16 may make the mistake of unprotected sex even MORE often than those over 16!

Can someone please give me a good explanation for this nonsense?