Plan B and mythical 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: “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 ‘urban legend’ status that would lead adolescents to form sex-based cults centered around the use of Plan B.” [Newsweek]
The FDA says that urban legends cause adolescent sex cults centered around emergency contraception. Interesting theory.