The impact of over-the-counter availability of "Plan B" on teens' contraceptive decision making.

@article{Krishnamurti2008TheIO,
  title={The impact of over-the-counter availability of "Plan B" on teens' contraceptive decision making.},
  author={Tamar Krishnamurti and Sara L. Eggers and Baruch Fischhoff},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={618-27}
}
In ruling on the over-the-counter status (OTC) of the emergency contraceptive, "Plan B", the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) questioned whether younger adolescent females could adequately self-select and self-medicate. That determination requires a judgment of fact, regarding how increased emergency contraceptive availability would affect adolescents' behavior, and a judgment of values, regarding the acceptability of different outcomes. We present a general approach to such problems… CONTINUE READING