US FDA Approves Plan B One-Step OTC

On June 20, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced its approval to sell LNG EC over-the-counter with no age or point-of-sale restrictions. This decision puts an end to an almost decade-long dispute over the accessibility of EC, and the US now joins a small group of countries where LNG EC is sold without restrictions.  In Europe, according to the EC access mapping conducted by ECEC, LNG EC can be bought over the counter in only 8 countries: the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, and Sweden. For more information, please visit Emergency Contraception Availability in Europe.