Knoxville (WVLT) - Seventeen year olds will be able to get the morning after pill without a doctor's prescription.
The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it would accept a federal judge's order to lower the age limit by one year to 17.
The contraceptive, also called Plan B, can prevent pregnancy up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.
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