Emergency Contraception...Not So Available in an Emergency
Lynne Harris over at Salon's Broadsheet has written a great piece about the one-year anniversary of the "OTC" availability of Plan B. Her comprehensive listing of the barriers that still prevent many women from accessing this EC option - despite its OTC status and FDA approval - leaves me wondering...What is "Plan C" for increasing access to safe and reliable forms of contraception when even approved and legal methods are restricted for certain individuals? Because too many policies seem to be in place across the US that curtail individuals' reproductive health care options.
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