The FDA recently tried to make the morning after pill, aka Plan B, available on drugstore shelves–much to the convenience of everyone. However, they were overruled by Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who said that the government was concerned about use of the pill by young teenagers if it were to be made available to everyone.
God forbid a 14 year old get her hands on some emergency contraceptives. That would be SO much worse than her getting pregnant.
Anyway, Plan B remains, for the time being, available over the counter to women over the age of 16 and by prescription to those under 16. So we will continue hearing stories about pharmacies refusing to stock emergency contraceptives, being sold out of them, and horrible pharmacists who judge you or refuse to sell it to you because your life decisions don’t mesh with their belief systems. Oh, joy!
Anyway, in response to this news, the ladies at The Gloss asked a bunch of women whether they’d had any trouble getting the morning-after pill. For the most part, the answer was no which led us to wonder how prevalent these horror stories really are. So have y’all ever had trouble trying to get it?