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Can I buy emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) without a prescription?

The FDA recently approved Plan B One Step for sale over the counter to women of all ages. Another option, called Plan B, is available without a prescription to those age 17 and up.

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Can I get emergency contraceptive pills even if I don't need it?
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Yes. Your doctor should bring up emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) at your annual exam (when you ...
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How can I get emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs)?
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You can get Plan B at drugstores and stores with a licensed pharmacist. The FDA recently approved Pl...
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What is emergency contraception?
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Emergency contraception, or emergency birth control, is used to help keep a woman from getting pregn...
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an emergency contraceptive to be sold over the counte...
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