Why isn’t the pill OTC yet?
Could somebody please tell me why in the world Birth Control Pills and Nuvaring are not over-the-counter yet? Is there anything in the world wrong with the pills being OTC when they’re no more dangerous than taking an aspirin? Why do I have to go through this madness every year of having to somehow get in contact with my OB/GYN to renew my prescription for birth control, which is something that would take a couple of hours on a good day, and a couple of days on bad ones. This situation could easily be remedied if these stupid pills would be made OTC already. In my state, EC is considered OTC when you flash your ID proving that you’re over 18 years old, which that in itself is bullshit if you ask me. Any woman REGARDLESS of age should be allowed to get EC without having to consult your parents, but that’s another issue for another time. My point is that if EC, which is a couple times the dosage of a birth control pill, is considered OTC, then why the fuck can’t the pill or Nuvaring, or all the others that are like the pill be considered OTC too?