Woahhhhh: the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended today that pediatricians should write advance prescriptions for the morning-after pill for girls under 17 so they can get quick access to it if need be. Pediatricians, you guys! If they can't speak realistically about the sex lives of teen girls, who can?
Minors can't buy emergency contraception over the counter, even though the FDA approved OTC sales last December, because Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius felt that girls were too young and foolish to buy a medicine thought to be safer than aspirin. So the AAP's announcement is a huge deal, as many experts told Reuters.