Recommendation for Birth Control Pills to be Sold Without a Prescription

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 24, 2012 at 11:52 PM Women Health News
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The recommendation of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has suggested that women should be able to buy oral contraceptives over the counter without the need for prescriptions.
 Recommendation for Birth Control Pills to be Sold Without a Prescription
Recommendation for Birth Control Pills to be Sold Without a Prescription

This move, if implemented, will go a long way in reducing the number of accidental pregnancies in the United States.

Statistics show that nearly 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned, and this hasn't improved in the last two decades. Women, in their twenties were found to be at utmost risk of unplanned pregnancies.

"Access and cost issues are common reasons why women either do not use contraception use or have gaps in use," according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Canada, most of Europe and many developed countries insist on prescription for purchasing  oral contraceptives.



Source: Medindia

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