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Over-the-Counter Birth Control

Opill, the first oral contraceptive pill available without a prescription, is now in stores.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Opill is another tool to empower people and give them autonomy over their lives.

  • Planned Parenthood believes every person deserves access to the care and resources they need to live their best lives, including access to birth control.

  • Many people will still want contraception counseling and forms of birth control that they need to access through a healthcare provider. 

  • Birth control is not one-size-fits-all. There are many types of birth control available, and everyone responds to each type differently. The more safe, effective birth control options available, the better.

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) birth control access is critical for people who face the biggest barriers to contraception, including Black, Latino, and Indigenous communities, young people, immigrants, LGBTQ+ communities, people who are under- or uninsured, and people with low incomes.

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].


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