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    Re: Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

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    Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription - CNN.com

    Just wondering what everyone thinks about this. The past policy was that anyone under the age of 18 had to get a prescription for Plan B. Evidently with this court ruling they are mandating that it be completely OTC and that the FDA does not have the right to make it a prescription item for those under 18.
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    Re: Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

    I think it's a good move. I don't think kids should be having sex when they're under 16, but a lot of them are and I think they should be able to access Plan B immediately without bringing other people into it.

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    Re: Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

    Just food for thought, but why should Plan B be completely OTC while routine birth control pills remain prescription only?

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    Re: Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

    I think it's a good move, but I can't help but see some hypocrisy here. You can buy condoms, but you have to have a perscription for plan b? How do you justify being allowed to get condoms if you are under 18, but you can't get plan b w/out a perscription? Seems lame to me.
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    Re: Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

    Everyone should be aware this is just personal bias going on here. If however I'm wrong I expect 99.9% of the things FDA does to be overturned by this judge. Otherwise, I'm calling bull****.

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    Re: Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Just food for thought, but why should Plan B be completely OTC while routine birth control pills remain prescription only?
    My guess would be side-effects of a routine birth control regime. And, there are contra-indications for use.
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    Re: Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

    Quote Originally Posted by WWGWD View Post
    I think it's a good move, but I can't help but see some hypocrisy here. You can buy condoms, but you have to have a perscription for plan b? How do you justify being allowed to get condoms if you are under 18, but you can't get plan b w/out a perscription? Seems lame to me.
    On is a piece of latex, and the other is a medication?

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    Re: Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

    Quote Originally Posted by WWGWD View Post
    I think it's a good move, but I can't help but see some hypocrisy here. You can buy condoms, but you have to have a perscription for plan b? How do you justify being allowed to get condoms if you are under 18, but you can't get plan b w/out a perscription? Seems lame to me.
    A condom is not a synthetic hormone based drug that interacts with the body. There is a major difference between something that physically prevents semen from being introduced and something that physiologically prevents ovulation. Regardless of if it should be OTC or not, condoms and Plan B cannot be rationally equated.

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    Re: Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

    Quote Originally Posted by WWGWD View Post
    I think it's a good move, but I can't help but see some hypocrisy here. You can buy condoms, but you have to have a perscription for plan b? How do you justify being allowed to get condoms if you are under 18, but you can't get plan b w/out a perscription? Seems lame to me.
    Condoms v. Plan B? So the comparison is a latex barrier that goes over a dick to a pill that can have serious side effects? Seriously?

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    Re: Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Just food for thought, but why should Plan B be completely OTC while routine birth control pills remain prescription only?
    Because proper birth control pills require a blood assay to understand the woman's hormone ratio, which is then taken into account when the pills are made in order to avoid causing hormone imbalances.

    The morning after pill has no such requirement.

    This court decision was a correct one. It makes no sense to limit it to adults when sexual activity for many begins before then. We may not approve of that fact but it is what it is.

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