It's #FreeThePill day, a day of activism to make birth control available without prescription

The FDA approved the birth control pill on May 9, 1960.

(CNN)Nearly 60 years after the Food and Drug Administration approved the birth control pill, women and health activists across America are campaigning to make the oral contraceptive truly accessible to all.

Using #FreeThePill, people took to social platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to call on the government to make the pill available over the counter, without the need for a prescription.
"#FreeThePill because a) women shouldn't be subjected to outdated, patronising, clinically unnecessary consultations to access their repro rights b) they shouldn't have to go on a wild goose chase to find it at a reasonable price & c) because you can buy viagra over the counter..." Twitter user, Rebecca Blaylock said.
"There are a lot of extra costs that come with getting a prescription for birth control including a doctor's visit, missing work and transportation. We could #FreeThePill and make it available over the counter," tweeted Steph Synoracki, who works at Ibis Reproductive Health, the international non-profit that initiated the day of activism.