Plan B approved

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I'm of course gratified that Plan B was approved for OTC use. I've been bitching about this for years, but luckily it's only been approved for women over 18 so I'll still be able to complain about it. That said, it's not clear it will have that big an impact on pregnancy rates. Raine et al.'s study in JAMA 2005 found no significant difference in unwanted pregnancy rates between women with "advance access" to emergency contraception and those who got it only via prescription. (Note: I haven't read the paper, just the abstract.)


I'm a little disturbed by the OTC purchasing by Males over 18. Sounds like a nice way for reporting of statutory rape cases to drop over the next few years without the actual number going down. If anything I'd expect this to cause an increase in statutory rape and that's not a good thing in my opinion.

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