AMERICAN MEDICAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS SINGLE-DOSE EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION
September 4, 2009 9/04/2009 06:58 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
The American Medical Women's Association supports the FDA's recent approval of single-dose emergency contraception as an important step forward for women's reproductive health; women will now have another safe and effective option for pregnancy prevention. Plan B One Step simplifies the FDA-approved Plan B two-pill regimen that requires taking the first dose within 72 hours after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure and the second dose 12 hours later. Plan B One Step alters that regimen by having women take only one pill within the first 72 hour window and results in the same level of contraceptive efficacy as the two-pill regimen. As with Plan B, Plan B One Step is available over-the-counter for women age 17 and older and by prescription for women under 17. AMWA encourages the FDA to make Plan B One Step over the counter for women of all ages. About AMWA The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA,) is the largest and oldest multispecialty organization for women physicians and those in training in the US. AMWA is dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women’s health and the advancement of women in medicine. The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) and American Women’s Hospitals Service (AWHS) have provided the Engeye Health Clinic with an emergency relief grant. Learn more by visiting the AMWA website at www.amwa-doc.org.