The official journal of ARHP, Contraception: An International Reproductive Health Journal, is consistently ranked in the top tier of all journals in obstetrics and gynecology. Contraception is internationally recognized and peer-reviewed. In addition to groundbreaking research, the journal features a monthly editorial ARHP commentary highlighting news and developments in sexual and reproductive health. Contraception editorials commentaries and abstracts are available at no cost, but access to full articles requires a subscription.
Plan B: access to emergency contraception in the legal and political cross hairs
I. Glenn Cohen, Lisa Sullivan, Eli Y. Adashi
The 8-year legal feud over access to emergency contraception between reproductive health advocates and the FDA took multiple unexpected turns before coming to an abrupt end on June 10, 2013. On that day, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York indicated that the “government intends to . . . voluntarily withdraw its appeal in this matter.” In so doing, the FDA committed to making Plan B One-Step® available over-the-counter without age or point-of-sale restrictions. As we trace the origins of this long-running conflict, we will analyze the implications of the latest developments and reflect on what this case reveals about the precarious positioning of the FDA across the scientific–political divide. Read more>
Contraception highlights from October 2013