Plan B and imaginary teen sex cults
Why can't American women have the emergency contraceptive Plan B over-the-counter? Three words: "Teen sex cults." Actually, four words: "Mythical teen sex cults."
A group of New York women is suing the FDA for Plan B, OTC. Here's one of the documents that came up in discovery:
In the memo released by the FDA, Dr. Curtis Rosebraugh, an agency medical officer, wrote: Ã¢â‚¬Å“As an example, she [deputy operations commissioner Woodcock] stated that we could not anticipate, or prevent extreme promiscuous behaviors such as the medication taking on an Ã¢â‚¬Ëœurban legendÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ status that would lead adolescents to form sex-based cults centered around the use of Plan B.Ã¢â‚¬Â� [Newsweek][Hullaballo, Pandagon]
--> Sign up for Peek in your inbox... every morning! (Go here and check Peek box).