Saturday, March 28, 2009

Plan B Pill Coming To Your Teen Soon

A federal judge in New York State has ordered the FDA to make the "Plan B Pill", aka "The Morning After Pill", available to 17 year olds. Previously, it was only available to 18 year olds.

According to the judge, the FDA's decision to deny the pill to 17 year olds was purely politically motivated. Social conservatives are outraged, saying that the "Plan B Pill" is the equivalent to abortion. Supporters, on the other hand, call it a huge victory.

I am not sure if a 17 year old can just walk into a pharmacy and purchase the "Plan B Pill". It must be available by prescription only. I guess the big question is, are the parents notified? No matter what side of the issue anyone is on, the physical and emotional health of the teenage child comes first.

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