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The FDA has approved the nation’s first birth control pill that will be available for over-the-counter purchase in the United States.

It will be sold in drugstores without a prescription. The once-a-day pill, Opill, has been around for decades.

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Oral contraceptives remain the most common form of birth control in the country, though.

Opill is expected to hit store shelves early next year.

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