Emergency contraceptives may be as easy to get as lollipops if District Judge Edward Korman of New York has anything to do with it. Korman was the man behind the April ruling asking the FDA to make emergency contraceptives available over the counter for women of all ages.
The Food and Drug Administration didn't quite comply with Korman's ruling, but it did move the age for which the Plan B emergency contraceptive pill could be bought from 17 to 15. The FDA also announced that the one-pill version of the contraceptive will be sold on pharmacy shelves instead of behind the counter effective immediately.
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Not everyone is pushing for emergency contraceptives to be readily available for women of all ages. The Obama administration filed an appeal late Wednesday to stay Judge Korman's ruling.
The Obama administration did, however, approve the move to make over-the-counter sales of the morning after pill available for individuals aged 15 and above. Some say this move was to preempt the court order mandating that the pill be available for women of all ages.
Well, we know what a bunch of adults think about the emergency contraceptive pill and its availability, but what about the teens it actually impacts? We want to hear your voice. Let us know what you think in the comments:
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