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Where to find the emergency contraceptive?
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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Plan B
Plan b is an emergency contraceptive that can be taken within 3 days (72hr) of unprotected sex.
It is available behind the counter at most pharmacies, you have to ask the pharmacist for it, and you have to be at least 17 years old to purchase it.

In brief: Plan B
Plan b is an emergency contraceptive that can be taken within 3 days (72hr) of unprotected sex.
It is available behind the counter at most pharmacies, you have to ask the pharmacist for it, and you have to be at least 17 years old to purchase it.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
Answer assisted by Nicole Bressler, Medical Student
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
The Rules recently changed. You can now purchase it straight from the aisle without ID check or age restriction.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
And I'm VERY glad it did. This is progress.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: The rules just
Changed for purchase of emergency contraceptives like plan b.
"do i need a prescription for Plan B one-step®? No, Plan B one-step® is available over the counter, so you don't need a prescription at all. You should be able to find Plan B one-step® in the aisle at a store near you. Just take it off the shelf and pay for it at the cashier. No prescription or id required." (per Plan B web site).

In brief: The rules just
Changed for purchase of emergency contraceptives like plan b.
"do i need a prescription for Plan B one-step®? No, Plan B one-step® is available over the counter, so you don't need a prescription at all. You should be able to find Plan B one-step® in the aisle at a store near you. Just take it off the shelf and pay for it at the cashier. No prescription or id required." (per Plan B web site).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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