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FDA approves over-the-counter Plan B for teens

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     The FDA is not only moving the morning after pill behind the counter, it's also approving it for girls 15 and older without a prescription.

     Plan B One-Step will now be labeled to reflect that proof of age is required to purchase it.

     The key ingredient in Plan B is a synthetic hormone that stops an egg from being released from the ovary or preventing fertilization of the egg by sperm.

     The pill will be available in retail outlets with pharmacies.

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