Pharmacies are rationing the sale of emergency contraceptive pills amid rising demand.
U.S. pharmacies have announced that they will be limiting purchases of emergency contraceptive pills amid increased demand following the Supreme Court ruling.
Rite Aid also restricts the purchase of the “Plan B One Step” pill, which is usually taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse or after birth control has failed.
Plan B works by temporarily delaying ovulation, or the release of an egg from an ovary, effectively preventing pregnancy.
The pills are not the same as the medical abortion pills, which require a prescription and involve the administration of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol to terminate the pregnancy.
CVS has limited the purchase of over-the-counter contraceptives to three per customer, while Walmart has limited the availability of pills to four or six per customer, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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