Do ObGyns think hormonal contraception should be offered over the counter?


In their advocacy column, “OTC hormonal contraception: An important goal in the fight for reproductive justice” (January 2020), Abby L. Schultz, MD, and Megan L. Evans, MD, MPH, discussed a recent committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) focused on improving contraception access by offering oral contraceptive pills, progesterone-only pills, the patch, vaginal rings, and depot medroxyprogesterone acetate over the counter (OTC). The authors agreed with ACOG’s stance and offered several reasons why.

OBG Management polled readers to see their thoughts on the question of whether or not hormonal contraception should be offered OTC.

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