FDA lowers age limit to 15 for morning-after pill
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the sale of the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step for sale without a prescription to women ages 15 and over.
Designed to reduce the risk of pregnancy after unprotected sex, Plan B One-Step is most effective if taken right after or within three days after unprotected sexual intercourse, according to the FDA
The move takes the product out from behind the counter where it has been and lowers the minimum age for purchasers by two years, from 17 to 15.
The product's label will read "not for sale to those under 15 years of age." Proof of age is required.