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FDA Approves Over-The-Counter Emergency Contraceptive For All Women Of Child-Bearing Age
2013-06-21 06:52:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than two weeks after the Obama Administration announced it would not dispute a federal judge’s order to remove age limitations on emergency contraceptives for women, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it is now approving the use of Plan B One-Step as a nonprescription product for all women of child-bearing age. The FDA action complies with an April 5, 2013 order by the US District Court in New York to make...

Obama Administration Drops Bid To Restrict Sales Of Emergency Contraception
2013-06-11 10:50:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Obama administration announced on Monday that it will not dispute a federal judge's order to remove limitations on the purchase of emergency contraception, meaning young girls will soon be able to buy the popular Plan B One-Step pill without a prescription. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement Monday night saying that it would be dropping its appeal of the judge´s ruling. “To comply with the...

Women Alter Menstrual Cycle
2013-05-10 09:24:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by researchers at the University of Oregon found that a surprising number of adult women ages 18 and up are opting to delay or completely skip their monthly menstruation. They are achieving this by deviating from the instructions that come with birth-control pills or other hormonal contraceptives. The study, published in the journal Contraception, found that most women who alter bleeding cycles do so for convenience...

Morning After Pill Approved For Ages 15 And Up
2013-05-02 05:50:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved on Tuesday the over-the-counter sale of morning-after pills for those 15 years of age and older, and will make the pills available on store shelves, rather than being sold from a pharmacy. Until now, emergency contraception has been available by prescription only to those under the age of 17, and was only sold from behind pharmacy counters. The FDA ruling, which takes effect...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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