The Obama administration's decision to keep the emergency contraceptive known as 'Plan B' behind pharmacy counters ignitied an explosive debate about whether or not teenagers should have easier access. But the New Yorker's Lauren Collins says the real problem is that you need a prescription for regular birth control. "Who hasn’t experienced the panic of trying to replace pills that have gone missing on a work trip, or the hassle of trying find a pharmacy that’s open on Sunday, the day that doctors recommend you begin your pill pack? The expense of pointless office visits? The desperate scrounging in the medicine cabinet for a stray pill to fill the gap?"
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