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Will the courts take away the FDA-approved over-the-counter birth control pill?

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Photo: Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images
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“The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first over-the-counter birth control pill in the United States will increase access to contraception and give people more control over their reproductive future, Northeastern University experts say.”

Kathy Simmonds, a clinical professor in the School of Nursing and expert on reproductive justice, gives her thoughts on this new option and who it will benefit. Wendy Parmet, Professor of Law and co-director of Northeastern’s Center for Health Policy and Law, shares how current trends against promoting sexual and reproductive health in the courts may impact the availability of this over-the-counter pill. With over 100 countries having birth control pills available over the counter, will the United States follow suit?

Read the full article from the Northeastern Global News here!

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