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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    I don't really have a problem with them being OTC except that it will probably create a new problem in liability for manufacturers. Hormones can have some significant side effects, including blood clots/strokes/heart attacks, and for that reason, I have some reservations.
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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Still not voting for Jindal, Marco, Paul Ryan or whatever so called "conservative" Sean Hannity mentions daily.



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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Though I am glad for his openness on this issue that is actually not a great idea. Women on birth control should get regular blood tests to watch for things like potassium increases which come from certain forms of birth control. There are legitimate reasons for doctors to see you while you are taking hormones, which is essentially what birth control is. However, things like the morning after pill may be different and might be able to be done OTC.

    Bobby better watch out with all that talk. he might end up under the republican bus.
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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I don't really have a problem with them being OTC except that it will probably create a new problem in liability for manufacturers. Hormones can have some significant side effects, including blood clots/strokes/heart attacks, and for that reason, I have some reservations.
    That's why I think it should be prescribed and dispensed by a pharmacist. Not only that, but some medications can interact with birth control or cause it to be less effective. A very very common interaction is with some antibiotics and birth controls that can interact making the birth control less effective. If a pharmacist didn't know a woman was on an OTC birth control they wouldn't know to tell them about the antibiotic interaction and there would be a potential increased risk of unplanned pregnancies. I think that having a similar model like what we have with Plan B would reduce the health risks associated with uncounselled and unsupervised hormone birth control (which would be the case with making it completely OTC status) use while also increasing access to birth controls since patients will no longer have to pay to see a physician and wait for an appointment.

    I also think that it shouldn't be completely OTC for legal reasons as well. A prescription by law cannot be shared with anyone else, I think that a hormonal birth control should only be dispensed to an individual patient and not to be taken or shared by anybody other than the patient. It would be illegal for the patient to give their BC to someone else and hopefully deter that type of behavior.

    To others: I don't really see though how this is much of a reversal on what Jindal believes unless he was for the banning of prescription birth control, which virtually no Republicans are in favor of.
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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Sorry on fundamental issues like this... changing your mind is not an option as a politician.. look at Romney and his flipflopping.
    I believe ALL people can evolve, grow, learn, and alter their opinions and stances on certain topics. I would not call this flip-flopping in that it's just weeks after a major election, not weeks before.

    At this stage of the game Bobby has more to lose than gain by coming out with these kinds of comments.

    He's now got some time to prove where he really stands by building a record or votes on the subject.

    Time will tell.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I believe ALL people can evolve, grow, learn, and alter their opinions and stances on certain topics. I would not call this flip-flopping in that it's just weeks after a major election, not weeks before.

    At this stage of the game Bobby has more to lose than gain by coming out with these kinds of comments.

    He's now got some time to prove where he really stands by building a record or votes on the subject.

    Time will tell.
    Sorry but it is rare that religious fundamentalists like him change their spots so to say.. he is just saying whatever he can to get the GOP nomination in 4 years.
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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't think hormone birth control pills should be completely OTC since they are hormones, but I do think that they should be available in a pharmacy where the pharmacist can prescribe and dispense it for someone similarly to how Plan B works.
    I agree. OTC hormones would be a mistake.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    I guess Jindal is not going after the Santorum voters.
    I think the Santorum Voters and other like minded extreme social issue voters need to form their own regional parties and allow the GOP to reclaim itself.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter | The Ticket - Yahoo! News



    Is it possible some conservatives are finally starting to get with the program?

    I guess we'll see.
    It should be over the counter, but we shouldn't force people to pay for it if is against their religious beliefs.

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