I am a minor, can I obtain Emergency Contraceptives without parental consent?

In the United States, Plan B

In the United States, Plan B has been available to women 18 years of age and older without a prescription and to women younger than 18 years of age only by prescription since August 2006.

The FDA has recently changed its guidelines, so now both Plan B (and the new Plan B One-Step) will be available without a prescription to women 17 years of age and older.

They will both be available for women younger than 17 years of age only by prescription. So, if you are 17, you can get Plan B at any drug store. If you are younger than that, then you need to see a doctor for a prescription.

Dr. M. Williams

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