WASHINGTON, DC – Over-the-counter birth control is nothing new. They`re called condoms. Rubbers. Rascal wrappers.
They come in various sizes, textures, and flavors.
And for reasons we can`t explain, you can find them next to the NoDoze and Chapstick.
Now, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says birth control pills should be sold over the counter, just like laxatives and aspirin.
The gyno-docs think that fewer women would get pregnant if they could buy birth control pills without a prescription.
Women`s groups have pushed for over-the-counter access for years, but the difference now is that there`s plenty of evidence showing the pill is effective and safe, when used as directed.
The question is, where would they sell it? Next to the breath mints may be a good spot, as long as you don`t buy the right thing for the wrong place.