Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1256 - Over-the-Counter Products
Comment Number: EC -79

Accepted - Volume 6

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. D. Hildreth Date/Time 2000-06-29 17:40:50
Organization Ms. D. Hildreth
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Dear Sir/Madam: I just read the article on CNN about the possiblity of making birth control pills available over the counter. PLEASE do so. I cannot afford them at this point and I know a lot of other people who cannot. I would like to begin taking them for the side effects (one type is known to help women with skin problems.). I am requesting that you approve the pill for over the counter use. I believe that making the pill more widely available will dramatically effect teenage pregnancies and other unwanted pregnancies, as well as, in the long run, have an effect on welfare rolls. Easier access to birth control means fewer unwanted pregnancies and fewer unprepared women on the public rolls. It is well past the time for women to have easy, inexpensive choices for birth control and COMPLETE control over their own bodies. Thank you for considering my views. D. Hildreth Portland Oregon

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