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KIMT NEWS 3 – The Food and Drug Administration has lowered the age limit for a controversial drug.
Plan B One-Step, also known as the morning after pill has been approved for teens as young as 15 without a prescription.
The pill is most effective when used up to 48 hours after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.
Family planning officials say allowing the drug to be available to girls that age is realistic.
Health Educator, Pam Erickson said, “They do have sex at a very young age and we see that a lot. The fact of the matter is we need to provide them with the education in regards to what unplanned pregnancy can do to your life.”
Young women will need to show identification when buying the pills. Plan B should not be used as a regular form of birth control.