Over-the-counter birth-control pill is under consideration by FDA advisers

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Article written by Elizabeth Cohen Amanda Sealy, Elizabeth Cohen, Amanda Sealy, via https://www.cnn.com on 09 May 2023

“It’s like buying aspirin.” Caitlyn Pace was surprised by the OTC birth control options when she moved from the US to Hong Kong.
CNNFor years, medical organizations have fought to have over-the-counter birth control pills in the US, too.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, a group of external advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration will discuss an application from a pharmaceutical company to put their prescription birth control pill over-the-counter.
For example, the Opill label states that the drug should not be used by women with a history of breast cancer.
Despite decades of proven safety and effectiveness, people still face immense barriers to getting birth control due to systemic inequities in our healthcare system,” the lawmakers wrote.

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