Category: Emergency Contraceptives

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No ID Required: Plan B Age Restrictions Lifted

April 11, 2013 - Posted by admin to Birth Control News, Emergency Contraceptives, Legislation

On April 5, a  judge chastised the Obama administration for its conservative stance on access to emergency contraception. In a Freaky Friday-ish turn of events, Judge Edward Korman overturned a ruling restricting access to Plan B, ruling that it must be made available to females of all ages within 30 days.

That’s right. By next month, Plan B will be available over-the-counter to anyone. No ID required. That is, if the administration does not try to appeal the ruling.

Jenna Lee Dillon

Beat the System – Plan B on a Budget

October 30, 2012 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Emergency Contraceptives

“There is a certain formula of birth control that you can use as a morning after pill…you know, if the condom breaks or you forget a pill,” she practically whispered to me.

It was 2003, and my college roommate’s father – a pharmacist – had told her a special combination of common birth control pills would effectively prevent pregnancy just like emergency contraceptive pills (ECP).

At the time, emergency contraceptives were available for roughly $60 a pop to adults by prescription – meaning only those who had an up-to-date annual exam from a doctor willing to write the prescription could get them. She told me the formula was common pharmacist knowledge, but ECP manufacturers obviously discouraged the spread of such information.  The pharmacist known for teaching women