Washington: The US government has lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after contraceptive pill without a prescription. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday announced to approve a contraceptive known as Plan B or popular as "morning after pill" for all women 15 and older. The announcement is expected to stir the controversy among conservatives who consider it another form of abortion. In a statement, the FDA said the approval of Plan B One-Step for use without a prescription by women 15 years of age and older is based on an actual use study and label comprehension data submitted by Teva showing that women age 15 and older understood that the product was not for routine use and would not protect them against sexually-transmitted diseases.
Lok Sabha polls: Congress` first list out
Ashwin Upadhyay calls Kejriwal `CIA agent`
Yogendra Yadav`s face smeared with ink
Kingfisher women employees say shame on Vijay Mallya