FDA approves over-the-counter sales of Plan B One-Step for all ages

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planbSILVER SPRING, MD – After months of back-and-forth legal battles, the morning-after pill is finally going over-the-counter.

Wait, haven’t we heard this before? Well, this time, we really mean it!

The Food and Drug Administration put their stamp of approval on the unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step, lifting all age limits on the emergency contraceptive.

But before you two-step it to the drug store, there’s some things you should know.

It’s not clear exactly when Plan B will move from behind pharmacy counters to drugstore shelves.

The FDA says the pills must be repackaged to reflect the change.

Until now, you had to be 17 years or older.

So, until Plan B makes it store shelves, you should rely on ‘Plan C’–as in condoms.

When used correctly, condoms not only prevent pregnancy, they fend off nasty STDs as well.

And remember, the morning-after pill contains a higher doses of the hormone in regular birth control pills.

It will not work if you’re already pregnant.