TNN | May 2, 2013,
These data also established that Plan B One-Step could be used properly within this age group without the intervention of a health care provider. “Research has shown that access to emergency contraceptive products has the potential to further decrease the rate of unintended pregnancies in the US,” said FDA commissioner Margaret A Hamburg. “The data reviewed by the agency demonstrated that women 15 years of age and older were able to understand how Plan B One-Step works, how to use it properly, and that it does not prevent the transmission of a sexually transmitted disease,” Hamburg said.
FDA said because the product will not protect a woman from HIV or AIDS or other sexually-transmitted diseases, it is important that young women who are sexually active remember to see a health care provider for routine checkups.