On Monday, a U.S. District Court found that the FDA bowed to political pressure from the Bush administration in its 2006 decision to limit access to emergency contraception without prescription to women aged 18 and older.
Over-the-counter access to emergency contraception enabled me to access the drug when I most needed it.
Sales of Plan B have doubled since it became available OTC and surveys show most major pharmacy chains are now stocking it. Yet myths about EC are still prevalent and very real barriers to access remain.
In politicized fights over reproductive health care services, the voices of women who need the care often get lost. For this year’s Back Up Your Birth Control Day, we bring you the stories of the two women who needed emergency contraception.