The morning after pill has been one of the more controversial developments in women’s health in recent history.
Now, Teva Pharmaceuticals – the maker of Plan B-one step – is asking the Food and Drug Administration whether the emergency contraceptive can be sold without prescription to girls under the age of 17. Medical and women’s groups have sought wider access for Plan B, but their efforts were halted under President Bush. Those in favor of Plan B say the contraceptives help reduce unwanted pregnancies or abortions but opponents argue they could lead to promiscuity and sexual abuse.
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