Emergency contraception, often referred to as Plan B, prevents pregnancy after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure. As physicians, we consider it an essential and safe option for women of all ages who want to avoid unintended pregnancy. That’s why we urge the Department of Health and Human Services to lift the age limit on Plan B. Teens deserve access to this medication, on drug stores’ open shelves, without age restriction or other unnecessary obstacles. No one should have to wait for Plan B.
Read about what we are doing to lift barriers for teens who need emergency contraception.
In addition, for clinicians, we have written “Emergency Contraception: A Practitioner’s Guide.” Included in the guide is a comprehensive review of all emergency contraception available options.