Over-the-counter birth control pills considered for first time

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For the first time in the US, a pharmaceutical firm has asked to be allowed to sell birth control pills over the counter.


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The announcement comes just weeks after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion.

The firm, Paris-based HRA Pharma, says its application to the Food and Drug Administration is unrelated.

The pills, the most common form of contraception in the US, have long required a prescription.

Studies have shown that over 50% of approximately 6.1 million pregnancies in the US each year are unintended. While birth control pills were first approved for use in the US more than 60 years ago, about one-third of US women who have tried to get or fill prescriptions have reported difficulties doing so.

Read more at BBC.com

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