Dr. Eisenberg on Fox2 on the first daily contraceptive pill for over-the-counter purchase

“The FDA has approved the first daily contraceptive pill for over-the-counter sale, enhancing access to pregnancy prevention options. Dr. David Eisenberg, Chief Division of Complex Family Planning at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, talks about new developments in over-the-counter birth control.

Dr. Eisenberg says that the pill, containing an ingredient used in birth control since its inception, is known for its safety and effectiveness. This move by the FDA eliminates the need for a doctor’s prescription, which was previously required, thus broadening the accessibility of birth control methods.

He advises those considering this pill to maintain consistency in its daily intake for optimal effectiveness. Regular health screenings are also important to check for sexually transmitted infections and cervical cancer, regardless of birth control methods used.”