Doctors Push to Make Birth Control Available without Prescription

The nation’s largest physician group—the American Medical Association—is joining calls by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and others for the FDA to make birth control pills accessible over the counter. With abortion rights in flux, physicians are joining reproductive health advocates in urging increased access to oral contraceptives, which could join already approved emergency contraceptives, like Plan B, on pharmacy shelves. Read more.