In a historic decision, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first over-the-counter birth control pill. The pill, called Opill, is a single-hormone pill that contains norgestrel. It is expected to be available in pharmacies without a prescription in early 2024.
The approval of Opill is a major step forward for women's reproductive health. It will make birth control more accessible to millions of women, especially those who have difficulty accessing healthcare or who face financial barriers to getting a prescription.
Opill is a safe and effective form of birth control. It has been used by millions of women around the world for decades. The pill is also relatively inexpensive, making it a cost-effective option for many women.
The approval of Opill is a victory for women's rights!
It is a sign that the FDA is committed to expanding access to safe and effective contraception. This is an important step in the fight for reproductive justice, and it will have a positive impact on the lives of millions of women.
The approval of Opill is just the beginning. The FDA is considering approving other over-the-counter birth control pills in the future. This could make birth control even more accessible to women, and it could help to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in the US.