City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has said doctors should routinely counsel teenagers about emergency contraception and make prescriptions for those emergency contraceptives available, regardless of the teenagers’ current plans for sexual behavior.
Currently, federal policy requires a girl under 17 to have a prescription for the “morning after pill” as emergency contraception is commonly called. The AAP said having advance prescriptions for emergency contraception will prevent unwanted pregnancies.
The AAP’s recommendation comes on the heels of a recommendation last week from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, to make all birth control pills available over the counter, without a prescription.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.