This emergency birth control has been available to survivors of sexual assault since the 60s. I received it in 1987 after I was raped, long before it was approved by the FDA in 1998.. This is NOT something that is new. Many women have safely taken it for many years. I would not hesitate for a moment to take it again or give it to my dd in case she needed it. I was just reading posts from people thinking it is new, no, it is not. The only thing new about it is that it is now OTC. You used to need a prescription.