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OTC birth control pill approved by FDA
Published July 13, 2023
The ruling has the potential to reduce barriers and increase equity in access to contraception—if it is affordable, says Johns Hopkins expert Carolyn Sufrin
Pill Policy
A case for OTC contraception
Published March 15, 2017
Review suggests greater availability of birth control doesn't lead to more teens having sex but does help prevent unwanted pregnancies / Hopkins Medicine
Drinking hot water after sex won't prevent pregnancy
Published Feb 1, 2016
Jhpiego educator describes challenges of family planning efforts in Africa
Family planning
Protection and sex
Published Jan 27, 2016
In developing countries, married couples who use contraception are three times more likely to have sex than those who do not