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Hump Day Debate: Rx or OTC

If birth control was sold over the counter, like aspirin, do you think women would be more inclined to buy it?

Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended that oral birth control, like the pill, be sold without a prescription.  It is their belief that this will reduce unplanned pregnancies (about half of all pregnancies) with women in their 20's being most at risk.  

What do you think are the pros and cons of moving birth control pills from the pharmacy to the counter? 

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Source: http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/20/health/birth-control-over-the-counter/