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ARHP Applauds Judicial Order to Lift Restrictions on Emergency Contraception



For Immediate Release
April 5,  2013

Contact:
Beth Robbins, director of communications
brobbins@arhp.org
(202) 621-1412

In today’s landmark decision, US District Court Judge Edward Korman ordered the FDA to remove the baseless age restriction on emergency contraception and to discontinue the behind-the-counter protocol. The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals welcomes this important change that will bring EC to store shelves. According to ARHP medical director, Beth Jordan Mynett, MD:

“ARHP is proud to be part of the collective of sexual and reproductive health organizations who have been advocating for expanded access to EC for a decade. As a co-plaintiff representing health care providers in Tummino v. Hamburg, we are delighted to congratulate all of our colleagues, most especially the Center for Reproductive Rights, who have worked together for many years to make this happen. Today’s landmark ruling represents a tremendous victory for women and for health policy based in sound science.”



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The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) is the leading source for trusted medical education and information on reproductive and sexual health. ARHP educates health care providers, informs consumers, and helps shape public policy. ARHP is a non-profit membership association composed of highly qualified and committed experts in reproductive health. ARHP members are health professionals in clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy and they include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, researchers, educators, pharmacists, and other professionals in reproductive health. To learn more, visit: http://www.arhp.org.