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    Plan B Doesn't Work After 176 lbs

    SAN ANSELMO, CA - APRIL 05:  A package of Plan B contraceptive is displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on April 5, 2013 in San Anselmo, California.  A federal judge in New York City has ordered the Food and Drug Adminstration to make Plan B contraceptive, also known as the morning after pill, available to younger teens without a perscription within 30 days. The judges ruling overturns a December 2011 decision by the FDA to restrict access to the contraceptive to any girl under 17 years of age. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Warning: the average American woman is too heavy to use the morning-after pill. The European manufacturer of a morning-after pill called Norvelo—which is identical to popular emergency contraception like Plan B One-Step, Next Choice One Dose, and My Way—is adding a label to the drug noting that it is completely ineffective for women who weigh over 176 lbs. Effectiveness begins to take a hit at 1 lb more than the average American women: 165 lbs. Plan B One-Step is currently the only emergency contraceptive that women of all ages can purchase without a prescription. In early 2014, the European drug, Norvelo, will come equipped with a warning that it is not recommended for women weighing 165 lbs or more.

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