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A Leap Forward in Women’s Health – U.S. Introduces First OTC Birth Control Pill

A package of the daily contraceptive Opill is seen in an undated illustration provided by its distributor Perrigo. Perrigo/Handout via REUTERS

Revolutionizing Women’s Health Birth Control Access

FDA Approval Marks Milestone

According to CBS NEWS, a big change is happening in the United States regarding birth control and women’s health. Now, people can get the first over-the-counter women’s health birth control pill, Opill. This means they don’t need a doctor’s prescription to buy it. Opill got approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July and now it’s available for sale online. Soon, it will also be in big stores like CVS and Walgreens.

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A Leap Forward in Women’s Health – U.S. Introduces First OTC Birth Control Pill. (PHOTO: Reuters)

Opill: Affordable and Accessible Women’s Health Birth Control Option with FDA Approval

Opill costs $20 for one month or $90 for six months with insurance coverage varying. Perrigo the manufacturer, also plans a three-month supply for $50. Taken daily at the same time, Opill contains only progestin not estrogen. While not safe for those with breast cancer history, the FDA approves Opill’s effectiveness, though it may cause headaches or nausea. Despite concerns, Opill’s availability marks progress in women’s health birth control accessibility nationwide.

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