Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1256 - Over-the-Counter Products
Comment Number: EC -96

Accepted - Volume 6

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Autumn Looijen Date/Time 2000-07-05 18:15:03
Organization Ms. Autumn Looijen
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments I fully support making birth control pills available over the counter. In fact, I'm shocked that this hasn't been done earlier. Making them more freely available to teenagers (and others) should help prevent thousands of abortions a year. I know you've gotten a lot of feedback from people afraid it will encourage teens to have sex. Please remember that condoms are already available over the counter; birth control pills will not make a significant difference. Also, if these people don't want their teens to have sex, perhaps they should have some frank discussions with their children, rather than making it harder for responsible, sexually active teens to get reliable birth control.




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