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Online orders begin for first over-the-counter birth control pill in the US

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The rollout is underway for Opill, the first over-the-counter birth control pill approved in the United States, and online sales began Monday morning. Consumers can start ordering Opill online Monday, and orders will be fulfilled within a day or two. So far, the product will be available at and Amazon. Opill has a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a one-month supply, $49.99 for a three-month supply, and at, a six-month supply will be available for $89.99. Earlier this month, the first shipments of Opill were sent to distributors, major drug stores, and pharmacies. Some major retail pharmacies, such as CVS and Walgreens, have said they will offer Opill once they receive their shipments. Online access to Opill will benefit women who live in remote rural areas or who may not have access to transportation in order to travel to stores that carry it. The more avenues through which people can access contraception, the more control they can have over their reproductive health and choices. When considering the debate around abortion access in the United States, it is important to support increased access to contraception.