The FDA has approved the first nonprescription birth control pill available over the counter. Opill, also known as the “mini-pill,” contains one hormone, progestin, and is taken daily. It was first approved by the FDA as a prescription in 1973.

The approval marks a major win for medical groups, including the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which have been pushing for years for an over-the-counter birth control pill.

The FDA said it is approving the over-the-counter version for all users of reproductive age, including teenagers,

The maker of the Opill, Perrigo’s HRA Pharma, said it doesn’t expect it will be available until “early 2024.”

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