Washington (ChatterShmatter) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may give everyone, including teenagers under the age of 17 access to Plan B or the morning after pill following a court order.
U.S. District Judge Edward R. Korman of New York has ordered the FDA to rethink who should have access to this pill, Plan B.
This may lead to the FDA giving access to not only teens who are 15 and 16-years old, but even younger people.
The way in which the FDA regulations stand, Plan B is available to adults who are 18 and older.
The court order though states that the FDA must make it available to 17-year olds within 30 days, and has to rethink who else should have access.
Plan B is like a super birth control pill, giving the body high doses of a hormone to prevent pregnancy.
The drug has to be consumed within 72 hours of having unprotected sex for it to be effective.