Argentina Breaks Barriers: Morning-After Pill Now Available Over the Counter

Reproductive Rights Advancement: Argentina Removes Prescription Requirement for Morning-After Pill
Argentina has removed the requirement for a prescription to obtain emergency contraception, allowing women easier access to the morning-after pill. The government sees this as a positive step in preventing unintended pregnancies and addressing barriers to healthcare and contraception. Feminist groups view it as progress in a predominantly Catholic country with high rates of unplanned adolescent pregnancies. Pro-life campaigners, however, criticize the move, considering it a promotion of abortion. This development reflects Argentina's ongoing progress on reproductive rights, including the legalization of abortions in 2020. Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy if taken within 120 hours of unprotected sex, with greater effectiveness within 12 hours.

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