Our Shifting Attitudes Toward Open Access for Birth Control

Close to two-thirds of women favor making contraceptive pills available over the counter, according to a new nationally-representative survey. In addition, about 30 percent of women using either no birth control or a less effective method—such as condoms—said they would likely take the Pill if it was sold without a prescription, researchers found.

“Of course it’s a hypothetical question, and it remains to be seen how this would play out in reality,” said Dr. Daniel Grossman, from the University of California-San Francisco and the non-profit Ibis Reproductive Health, who led the new study. [cont.]

Genevra Pittman, Pacific Standard