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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New One-Dose Version of Emergency Contraception is Approved

The FDA has approved Plan B One-Step, a new one-dose version of Plan B, an emergency contraception medication. Plan B One-Step is approved for over-the-counter (OTC) emergency contraception for women and men age 17 and older, and by prescription only for women younger than age 17. The single-dose formulation - which makes it simpler and more convenient for women - should be available at the end of July.

Emergency contraception is a safe and effective method of preventing unintended pregnancies. Emergency contraception is not the abortion pill. It works to prevent unintended pregnancies and will not end an existing pregnancy.

For more information, or to find the Planned Parenthood health center closest to you, click here.

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