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What’s the deal with Plan B? I saw a news story about it – I’m 16, can I get it without going to a doctor now?

On April 30, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided that Plan B One-Step — one brand of emergency contraception — can be sold over the counter to anyone 15 or older. That means anyone 15 years old or older can buy Plan B without a prescription in their local drugstore’s family planning aisle, as long as they can show proof of age.

This change hasn’t gone into effect yet but it will soon, so check back with Ask the Experts and PlannedParenthood.org for future updates. You can also follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Tags: emergency contraception, morning after pill, plan b