The Morning-After Pill: Where It Can Be Sold Now

A box of Plan B pillsTwo new decisions regarding the morning-after pill have been made.

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Currently, Plan B One-Step is sold behind pharmacy counters, and buyers must prove they’re 17 or older to buy it without a prescription. More recently, a federal ruling had been made attempting to lift all age restrictions on emergency contraception access.

But now, the FDA is allowing for the morning-after pill to be moved to the over-the-counter section, and has lowered the age limit of those who can purchase it to 15.

This most recent decision by the Food and Drug Administration lowers the age limit and will allow the pill to sit on drugstore shelves next to spermicides or other women’s health products and condoms. However, the person attempting to buy it must first prove their age.