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FDA Revises Online Description of Emergency Contraception to Reflect Current Science

Robin Marty

Heeding the numerous studies that note that emergency contraception shows no eveidence of working by impeding implantation of a fertilized egg, the FDA has changed the online drug description.

The Food and Drug Administration has now changed their online entry describing how emergency contraception works, removing erroneous claims that it may work by impeding the implantation of a fertilized egg.

Via The Hill:

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allegedly edited its online description of how the “morning-after pill” works — striking the potentially dubious detail that continues to inspire most of the backlash against the administration’s birth control coverage mandate.

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The FDA’s entry on the “morning-after pill” now reads, in part: “These are pills with hormones similar to other oral contraceptives” and “They stop the ovaries from releasing an egg or stops sperm from joining with the egg.”

Now, if the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services would actually stop using the drug as a political football and agree to make it available over-the-counter to all ages, we could really make some progress.

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