OB/GYNs back over-the-counter birth control

WASHINGTON

Tuesday's surprise opinion could boost longtime efforts by women's advocates to make the pill more accessible.

But no one expects the pill to be sold without a prescription any time soon. A company would have to seek government permission first, and it's not clear if any are considering it.

Plus there are big questions about what such a move would mean for many women's wallets if birth control pills were no longer covered by insurance.

The opinion was issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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