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OB/GYNs Endorse Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills
Date:11/21/2012

astating thing. It interrupts school, it interrupts life, it's physically more difficult because their bodies aren't completely developed."

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a meeting to collect ideas about how to sell regular birth control pills without a prescription. And on Tuesday, the FDA said it would meet with any company interested in making a non-prescription birth control pill to discuss what studies would be needed for approval, the AP reported.

The ACOG statement is published in the December issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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To learn more about oral contraceptives, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

-- HealthDay staff

SOURCES: Nov. 20, 2012, statement, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Jill Rabin, M.D., chief of ambulatory care, obstetrics and gynecology, head of urogynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Associated Press


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