The place to celebrate and explore the new status of emergency contraception.
Spotted in DC – Plan B One-Step and Take Action behind the counter with cigarettes! That’s a strange place to keep it. Shouldn’t it be on the family planning aisle? There’s no need to keep it restricted behind any counters.
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A new report from the American Society for Emergency Contraception reveals that although current regulations allow Plan B One-Step® to be sold on the shelf with no age or point-of-sale restrictions, only half of stores stock the product on the shelf. Even among stores that stock Plan B One-Step® on the shelf, two-thirds lock the product in a portable box or fixed case which must be unlocked by a store employee, which can bring unwanted and uncomfortable attention to the purchase.
This means that in the very near future, people seeking generic emergency contraception, which tends to cost $7 less on average than the brand name product, will be able to get it directly off the shelf instead of from a pharmacist. Moving generic products to the shelf will also hopefully result in market competition that will drive down the price of EC overall. MORE HERE
@diaztello found Plan B One-Step in a NYC CVS being stocked under lock and key because it’s expensive and “controversial,” according to pharmacy staff. Time to dismantle the glass walls around access to emergency contraception!
SPOTTED at Target in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC: Plan B One-Step in its newest packaging—a disposable plastic case that doesn’t have to be removed by the cashier. When you need to back up your birth control, Plan B One-Step is sold over-the-counter on store shelves to people of all ages! No ID required! And here’s a coupon for $10 off, because everyone loves a good coupon :)
SPOTTED AT CVS: A sign about a generic emergency contraceptive, Next Choice, correctly informing customers that this type of EC, along with ella and all other generic emergency contraceptives, are sold from behind the pharmacy counter. No prescription needed if you’re 17 & up!
For detailed information about which types of EC are sold where, check out the infographic on our resources page!
With emergency contraception in the news more and more these days due to Hobby Lobby’s request that the Supreme Court take up a case against the Obamacare contraception mandate, and Hobby Lobby’s false claims that emergency contraception causes abortion, remember to share this handy dandy Science of Plan B video around!
Let’s bust the myths that are floating around about emergency contraception. READY? GO!
Kelly found Plan B One-Step on the shelf at Target in New Jersey in its new packaging! Hopefully the release of the new packaging means that all stores will start stocking it on shelves without restrictions, according to FDA protocol.
Accidents happen — that’s why there’s emergency contraception. It’s birth control you can use up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Anyone can get Plan B One-Step over the counter at the drugstore (no matter your gender, age, or state that you live in).