Ibis applauds the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for giving full support to move oral contraceptives over the counter

November 2012

November 20, 2012 – Today ACOG released a Committee Opinion giving full support for over-the-counter oral contraceptives. The announcement will also be published in the December issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ACOG states that making OCs available OTC is safe and that women support OTC access to OCs and are able to self-screenwith checklists to determine their health risks.

Ibis coordinates the Oral Contraceptives (OCs) Over-the-Counter (OTC) working group, a coalition of reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations, nonprofit research and advocacy groups, university-based researchers, and prominent clinicians who share a committment to providing all women of reproductive age easier access to safe, effective, acceptable, and affordable contraceptives. We hope that the ACOG Opinion will help us move closer to our goal of getting a registered OTC OC in the United States and improving all women's access to safe, effective contraception. 

You can read the OCs OTC Working Group statement about the ACOG announcement here, and also keep up to date on the exciting coverage on the resources page of the OCs OTC website and on the Working Group's Facebook page