School of Medicine Professor Victoria Richards offers insight into FDA’s decision to lower age on Plan B pill

Richards, VictoriaVictoria Richards, assistant professor of medical sciences in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, is available to discuss the FDA’s decision to lower the age for buyers of the Plan B pill to 15.

“Levonorgestrel is referred to as the “morning after” pill because it can prevent pregnancy about three days after unprotected intercourse or in the event of the failure of another contraceptive,” Richards said. “Levonorgestrel is not an abortifacient, an agent that induces an abortion, which I think helps fuel the controversy.”

To speak to Richards, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449.

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