You may be soon be able to get birth control over-the-counter.
According to Vox , French pharmaceutical company HRA Pharma teamed up with reproductive health research nonprofit Ibis Reproductive Health to begin looking into making birth control available over-the-counter in the United States. HRA Pharma told Vox that it hopes to submit an application to the Food and Drug Administration in the next few years.
“At HRA, we are proud of our pioneering work to expand access to contraception for millions of women,” the company said in a statement to Vox. “Oral contraceptives are some of the best-studied medicines on the market today and enjoy longstanding support from medical and public health experts.”
Over-the-counter birth control has the support of the medical community, with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians all agreeing that birth control should be available …
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