Emergency Contraceptive "Ella" Approved By The FDA

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The FDA has approved a new emergency contraceptive pill called "ella," which can be taken up to five days after intercourse and still effectively prevent pregnancy. Unlike the over-the-counter Plan B, however, ella is prescription-only. [NYTimes]

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I hope this goes OTC soon. The five-day aspect is awesome, but the inconvenience of having to make a doctor's appointment might negate some of the longer-working effects, especially if the five-day window includes a weekend.