News and resources

Medical journals and reports

The following publications and resources provide insight and information about over-the-counter (OTC) oral contraception.

Statements of support

Major medical professional organizations and patient advocates have called for oral contraception to be available without a prescription. View their statements below.

American Medical Association

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)

American Academy of Family Physicians

North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Oral Contraceptives OTC Working Group

Population Council

Advocates for Youth

Planned Parenthood

As seen in

Perrigo Press Release

FDA Joint Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Perrigo's Opill® Daily Oral Contraceptive for OTC Use

The New York Times

A Birth Control Pill May Soon Be Available Over the Counter. Here’s What to Know


What To Know About Opill® —The Birth Control Pill FDA Advisors Support Making Available Over-The-Counter


FDA Panel Recommends the First Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill


What Is Opill®? FDA Panel Votes in Favor of Over-the-Counter Birth Control

Good Morning America

FDA advisers vote in favor of allowing 1st over-the-counter birth control pill

The Today Show

FDA votes unanimously for over-the-counter sale of birth control pill

USA Today

FDA panel recommends allowing birth control pill to be sold over the counter


Advisers to the FDA back first over-the-counter birth control pill