On August 24, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration approved over the counter sales of Plan B, the morning after contraceptive pill for women 18 and older. The over the counter sales will start by the end of the year and will be sold in pharmacies and health clinics only. This decision came after years of review and comment by the Food and Drug expert panel and public comment. One of the most contentious issues about the pill was the decision to provide access to teens. As part of the decision, women seeking to purchase the pill must show proof of age. Anyone under 18 may obtain the pill, however they will have to have a prescription. Men may also purchase the pill for a partner.