I’m really tired of people acting like birth control pills are the only way to prevent pregnancy. Last time I checked condoms are readily available. Abstinence is always available!
The FDA approved the first over-the-counter birth control pill called Opill (norgestrel).
“Today’s approval marks the first time a nonprescription daily oral contraceptive will be an available option for millions of people in the United States,” said Patrizia Cavazzoni, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “When used as directed, daily oral contraception is safe and is expected to be more effective than currently available nonprescription contraceptive methods in preventing unintended pregnancy.”
The left has been pushing for OTC birth control pills since the Supreme Court eliminated Roe v. Wade.
Because I guess condoms and spermicide are too expensive and not as easily available?
Those you only have to use once. You have to take the BC pills every day.
I know the majority of women take the pill to prevent pregnancy. Believe it or not, there are some women, like me, who take it for other reasons. Let’s say it helps for us who have cycles that wipe them out.
Don’t tell me to take Midol or Tylenol because nothing works for me. Plus, if you’re on chemo (I’m on a low dose for my RA), the doctor highly suggests you take it.
Perrigo, Opill’s manufacturer, said that they will make the pill available in early 2024. No one discussed the price.
This made my eyes roll because I haven’t had to have monthly appointments to refill birth control pills like ever. The doctors give you a yearly prescription. When you need a refill, the pharmacy asks for a refill like it does every medicine it can:
Many patients can’t get timely appointments for birth-control prescriptions, doctors said. One-third of oral contraceptive users missed a birth-control dose because they couldn’t get it in time, according to a 2022 survey by KFF, formerly known as the Kaiser Family Foundation. An over-the-counter option will help change that, doctors said.
“Contraception is basic healthcare and shouldn’t be hard to get,” said Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, an obstetrician-gynecologist and chief executive officer of Power to Decide, a nonprofit focused on reproductive health.
If you miss a pill or two, then use a freaking condom. Stop acting like birth control pills are the only way to prevent pregnancy.
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