Another year is about to pass and still emergency contraception (EC) is confined behind the pharmacy counter. I, like many other women, had hoped that by now EC would be available over-the-counter, but since HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA’s recommendation to do so without any age restrictions we still face these barriers.
With the holiday season upon us the need for emergency contraception is great. As NARAL’s clever video points out, “If you can accidentally text your grandmother on New Year’s Eve, what else can go wrong? Condoms break. Pills are forgotten. Back up your birth control.”
Check out the video for yourself!
What do you think? Should emergency contraception be available over-the-counter without age restriction?
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