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An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration supported drugmaker Perrigo's application to sell the oral contraceptive Opill without a prescription. Perrigo hide caption

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Advisers to the FDA back first over-the-counter birth control pill

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Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration will make a recommendation about whether the agency should approve the first over-the-counter birth control pill in the U.S. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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The FDA considers first birth control pill without a prescription

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Drugmaker HRA Pharma has asked the Food and Drug Administration to approve an over-the-counter birth control pill called Opill. The agency's review process is estimated to take about 10 months. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images hide caption

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How An Anti-Vice Crusader Sabotaged The Early Birth Control Movement

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Birth Control Apps Find A Big Market In 'Contraception Deserts'

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Even Low-Dose Contraceptives Slightly Increase Breast Cancer Risk

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