Good news on the reproductive rights front – the FDA lowered the minimum age to buy OTC Plan B to 17. It was 18.
One year may not seem like a big difference, but it would be to a 17-year-old who is panicking and wondering what she’s going to do because she realized a condom broke or she had a moment of poor judgment and didn’t use one.
Now might be the time to keep on reminding people that Plan B is:
-Not an abortion. It is not mifepristone (RU486) or even related to it.
-A really high dose of birth control that will prevent ovulation and implantation but not terminate an existing pregnancy.
-About 89% effective if taken within 3 days of unprotected sex.
Now if only we could place limits on judgmental pharmacists. -Liza