Your Health 6-11-13 Contraception over the counter

{} The government is no longer trying to block a court order that would make the over-the-counter morning-after contraceptive pill available to all women and girls as young as age 15.{}{}{}{}{} The U.S. Food and Drug Administration It was fighting for an age threshold on the non-prescription use of the Plan B One-Step pill for months. {}{} The drug prevents conception or pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of having sexual intercourse.{}{}{}{} The FDA's decision will make emergency contraception available on store shelves, just like condoms.