Since we are getting off topic here... Do you believe that birth control should be offered on the shelves? So anyone could walk up to that section, say hey I like the name Yaz, I'll try that one. Next month I'll try NuvaRing! If not, they why do you support plan B being offered on the shelves? It is just a very high dosage of birth control.
So if you are on two different pills within a year you have to have an unnecessary extra pelvic exam? That's what you're making it sound like, but that can't be right. You do realize that all birth control pills have the same side effects? So what exactly is the point of sitting them down AGAIN and repeating all that when switching brand names? Especially when all that information is on the label to begin with. What kind of blood work did you have done for birth control? I think you are confusing getting blood work done for this prescription and getting blood work done with a regular physical. It's not standard practice to have any lab tests to monitor hormone levels.Once again, my doctor is a doctor at a university health center. All of the doctors there do a pelvic exam when starting a new pill. Not once again in 3 months. Read my posts. My visits to the doctor are free with tuition. The previous doctor did the same thing. It is NOT a good idea to just give someone a new prescription without sitting down with them and talking about the side effects. I provided a link and two people on this forum have now told you that is what typically happens for them when they start a new pill. It is only you that have had the experience of a doctor just calling in a new prescription. If it is the first time you are prescribed birth control then they will normally do blood work as well. When I switched doctors and I didn't want to get my papers transferred, they did the blood work. They ARE conventional methods to keep you healthy. It is necessary to talk with a doctor about why you are changing birth control and have them explain the side effects and pharmacists, as of now, are not experts on every pill and normally do not tell you about it unless you ask.
I support the FDA's decision to offer plan B without a prescription. It's been shown to be perfectly safe. As for long term birth control pills, I do think it's a good idea for women to continue to get them from a doctor or a free clinic so they can be monitored for STDs and receive their yearly pap smear. The risk of harmful side effects such as blood clots, weight gain, depression, etc are much more strongly associated with long term use, and not plan B which is only taken once.Since we are getting off topic here... Do you believe that birth control should be offered on the shelves? So anyone could walk up to that section, say hey I like the name Yaz, I'll try that one. Next month I'll try NuvaRing! If not, they why do you support plan B being offered on the shelves? It is just a very high dosage of birth control.
In fact, there are several lawsuits against YAZ or Yasmine for severe side effects.
It is common practice to at least talk with your doctor about why you want to change birth control pills and what the best option for birth control pills are for you based on why you wish to change, including what side effects are more important for you to avoid.
And this is why women should need to at least get Plan B from behind the counter, because not all women will read the side effects of the drugs and hormone pills can come with some serious side effects for some women.
Plus, what about a woman who is taking Plan B regularly? Sure, this would be stupid of her, but not everyone thinks about these things. A doctor or at least a pharmacist that notices this could easily show the woman that it would probably be better for her to get on a regular birth control pill rather than taking Plan B, and they could certainly describe all the benefits, financial and medical, of switching. I can't imagine that it would good for a woman to take Plan B once a month or more, as far as side effects go, but I could see some women doing this, especially younger women/girls.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
vetoed the morning-after pill without prescriptions while he was governor. If his Center-to-Right flip-flop is any indication, he will stand by stances such as these.
Absolutely false. Conservatives flocked to Bush in droves, chiding all who DARED to stand up to him. Now they are sweeping this under the rug, claiming that "he wasn't a true conservative." Sure didn't hear much of that from the Right during his time in office.LOL. Bush's second term was about as atypical of everything Conservative or Republican as one could imagine from a philosophical point of view.
Absolutely, you should talk to your doctor about minor side effects that are concerning you. I just think a mandatory check up after 3 months is a waste of time.
Do you have evidence that anybody uses plan B monthly? Any evidence that the risks to her (besides pregnancy) would be greater than taking regular birth control pills?
People might not read the side effects about ibuprofen and tylenol either. Nobody thinks that's a good enough reason to offer it behind the counter only. I'll say it again, if somebody wanted to kill themselves, overdosing on tylenol would be a much better bet than plan B or any other kind of birth control.
Last edited by kerussll; 12-19-11 at 03:41 AM.