Assemblymember Holly Mitchell Urges FDA to Approve Over-the-Counter Contraceptives

December 12, 2012

Following an endorsement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to dispense hormonal birth control pills without a prescription, Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) is calling for preparations to begin now to offer improved access as soon as the FDA allows.

On Jan. 1 registered nurses begin to dispense contraceptives to women in clinics for the first time in California, said Mitchell, whose bill, AB 2348, allowing RNs to provide contraceptives in clinics was signed into law in September.