The History of the Morning-After Pill

It has been more than seven years since Plan B, the morning-after pill, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for prescription use as an emergency contraceptive. In 2003, an FDA panel voted 23-4 recommending that Plan B be sold over the counter, yet three years later there is still debate about allowing Plan B to be sold without a prescription.

Last month, the FDA announced that they would discuss making Plan B available without a prescription to women at least 18 years of age or older.

>View a timeline of the FDA’s handling of Plan B

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