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Gynecologists endorse sale of birth control pills through drugstores

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7970 (Published 26 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7970
  1. Edward Davies
  1. 1BMJ, New York

Birth control pills should be sold without prescription, say doctors representing the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

In an opinion article for the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology they say that birth control pills are now so safe and important to women that they should be sold on drugstore shelves.1

One of the coauthors, Kavita Nanda, a scientist with the non-profit development …

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