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Morning-After Pill's Troubling New Warning For Heavier Users

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women

The manufacturer of Norlevo, a European emergency contraceptive pill identical to widely used American-made pills, reportedly will issue a warning tha...

Questions Remain After Obama's Plan B Reversal

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Don't look for the morning-after pill to move next to the condoms on drugstore shelves right away – but after a decade-plus f...

Court Hands Down Order On Morning-After Pill Sales

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Girls of any age can buy generic versions of emergency contraception without prescriptions while the federal government appeals a jud...

Minimum Age To Buy Morning-After Pill Lowered To 15

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The government on Tuesday lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription and said the e...

Laura Bassett

FDA Lowers Age Limit For Morning-After Pill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that it will make a brand of emergency contraception known as Plan B One-Step available over the...

Judge Makes Big Decision On Morning-After Pill

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

A federal judge ruled Friday that the morning-after pill, known by its brand name of Plan B, should be available without a prescription or any age or ...

Laura Bassett

Federal Judge To Rule On Morning-After Pill For Teens

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

A U.S. district court judge is expected to issue a ruling in the next few days on whether the Food and Drug Administration should make emergency contr...

Another CVS Claims Uterus Is Required For Purchase Of Plan B

Jezebel | Posted 01.06.2012 | Women

Last month CVS apologized for refusing to let a man buy Plan B at a Houston store because he doesn't have a uterus. The pharmacy acknowledged that the...

The Sebelius Trifecta

Kirsten Moore | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Kirsten Moore

By interjecting politics into the FDA drug review process, Secretary Sebelius placed the president in the unenviable position of not acting in the best interest of women's health. And politically, that's not a place the president wants to be.

Laura Bassett

Plan B Aftermath: Democratic Women In Congress Go Easy On Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women's rights groups expressed outrage on Wednesday when a top Obama administration official overruled a recommendation from government...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Defends Morning-After Pill Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama threw his support behind Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday regarding her controve...

Plan C Anyone? The Politics In Science

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

The decision to deny over-the-counter-access to Plan B is particularly awkward for an administration that early on pledged to "base our public policies on the soundest science."

Laura Bassett

Plan B Over-The-Counter Plan Struck Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

The Food and Drug Administration recommended on Wednesday that Plan B One-Step, commonly referred to as the "morning-after pill," be made available ov...