Thats the word from Dr. Jennifer Wu, OBGYN at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, who says that while its good the morning after pill could be made available for women, its only a plan B, not a line of first defense.
In her words, You cant use this pill every day. I prescribe it as a last resort for my patients who are using condoms.
Also, she says having the morning after pill available on the market will help women who have no health coverage.
However, the success rate of the pill will depend greatly on when its taken. Wu worries about women who might wait a few days after sex to take it because it needs to be taken within 72 hours of having sex for maximum effect.
Wu says once the OTC approval comes, drug companies will spend millions to advertise the morning after pill. She hopes they save her a lot of headaches by using some of the money to educate the public on when and how the pill should be used.
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