Good News for Moms that Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill Advances
“The FDA Advisory Committee recommendation, issued today, to make Opill available OTC is an important, badly needed, and very welcome step forward for maternal health, equity, and justice. America’s moms encourage the FDA to immediately follow the Committee’s recommendation and make this safe, effective method of birth control more accessible to moms and everyone who needs contraception.
“Opill is well researched and long proven to be safe and effective, even for women over age 35 and people who are breastfeeding. Requiring people to see a doctor or pharmacist to get a birth control pill has put a cumbersome, unnecessary burden on those living in rural communities, people without health insurance, and those who struggle to pay for transportation, find child care, or lose pay if they miss work in order to get a prescription. OTC access to a birth control pill is long overdue. Today’s FDA Advisory Committee recommendation is good news for America’s moms.”