This is a good one. I believe you should be whatever the law determines is an adult before being able to buy this and other types of medicine over the counter. Now that we have that out of the way let's discuss what else should be over the counter. Birth control should be over the counter for an adult. Many other countries around the world do this and it works very well. No $16,000.00 insurance premiums, no office visits, no exams, no copays, no lost time from work. No spending of hundreds of dollars to get something that cost $26.00 per month full price. All birth control medicine is 35 mcg of the same steroid. Making people jump through all of these hoops and spend all of this money for birth control is criminal.