Court Allows Emergency Contraception Regardless of Age

Here’s a court ruling about emergency contraception without age restrictions that we completely agree with. It ran on the wire services April 5:

Washington, DC—The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) commend today’s ruling by a U.S. District Court that directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow over-the-counter access without age restriction to the emergency contraception (EC) product Plan B One-Step. This decision reflects the overwhelming evidence that emergency contraception is safe and effective for all women of reproductive age.

Both Dr. Skorberg and Dr. Worford are Fellows of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.