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    Re: More U.S. women using the "morning-after" pill: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    People know that drinking and driving is potentially deadly...yet how many are killed every year doing just that?

    I hear what you're saying, and I'm not suggesting the pills be sold through gas station bathroom dispensers like condoms and tampons.

    However, I don't think every woman who needs one should have to schedule an appointment with a doctor, then get a prescription, then go find a pharmacy that'll sell them what they need.
    Neither do I, although that's what I had to do and I managed to get the pill w/i 24 hours of the sexual event.
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    Re: More U.S. women using the "morning-after" pill: report

    Yes - what Tess said. They can have adverse affects.

    And it's such a hefty, serious dose with serious side effects - if regular old birth control is by prescription then so should the morning after. If all forms of BC were available OTC we'd need LESS of the morning after.

    To be honest - I wouldn't trust certain elements of the general populous with access to it. OTC means into the hands of any young teen who shouldn't have it without Dr's exam, first - and adult male who wants to slip roofies into a girl's drink at a bar . . . Yeah - prescription only for everyone's safety and sanity: health and otherwise.

    A responsible female gets the morning after pill and puts it away for use whenever she needs it - why anyone would sequester their self to all the many flaws of 'trying to hurry up and get a prescription filled' is beyond me . . . everything from pharmacies simply not wanting to carry it to medical insurance complications. If it's THAT serious then DON'T leave it for the last minute.

    I took it twice after having my tubal done - because my husband came home immediately after from deployment cutting my recovery time short and I don't trust condoms seeing as how I had one of my children due to how 'well they work' and spermacides are nothing but misery in a can - or suppository - when you're allergic.

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    Re: More U.S. women using the "morning-after" pill: report

    The economy probably has a lot to do with it. A nurse I know who works labor & delivery told me their patient load was waaaaay down and she has been doing it long enough to know that when the economy sucks, fewer people have babies.

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    Re: More U.S. women using the "morning-after" pill: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    The economy probably has a lot to do with it. A nurse I know who works labor & delivery told me their patient load was waaaaay down and she has been doing it long enough to know that when the economy sucks, fewer people have babies.
    Of course - common sense. Visectomies are up as well.

    Do people who argue against it honestly want the opposite to be true? Families to have more children in the time when they can care for them the least?

    To me - NOT having children when you're not able or ready is the utmost of maturity and responsibility - unlike the jokers who want to pretend they "only have sex when they want to risk having a child" (mmhmm - because you know it's not true)
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    Re: More U.S. women using the "morning-after" pill: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Of course - common sense. Visectomies are up as well.

    Do people who argue against it honestly want the opposite to be true? Families to have more children in the time when they can care for them the least?

    To me - NOT having children when you're not able or ready is the utmost of maturity and responsibility - unlike the jokers who want to pretend they "only have sex when they want to risk having a child" (mmhmm - because you know it's not true)
    It how they go about not having babies that is the rub.....always has been, always will be.

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    Re: More U.S. women using the "morning-after" pill: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    It how they go about not having babies that is the rub.....always has been, always will be.
    LOL - no - no rubbing allowed . . . no contact of any sort that might lead to sex until you're willing and able to have a kiddo and take care of it.

    Hell - if some people had their way birth control would be banned again entirely.
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    Re: More U.S. women using the "morning-after" pill: report

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I'm suggesting that at minimum they should be located behind the counter and should require that the pharmacist enunciate the warnings associated with using the pill.
    That's the way it is in Canada.

    The way it should be.

    With more than one girlfriend I've seen it's effects..... :yikes:

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    Re: More U.S. women using the "morning-after" pill: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL - no - no rubbing allowed . . . no contact of any sort that might lead to sex until you're willing and able to have a kiddo and take care of it.

    Hell - if some people had their way birth control would be banned again entirely.
    Not opposed to BC other than abortion.

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    Re: More U.S. women using the "morning-after" pill: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    That's the way it is in Canada.

    The way it should be.

    With more than one girlfriend I've seen it's effects..... :yikes:
    And you know, to be fair, not every woman has side effects. Some women take it and experience nothing...kind of like gulping down a multi-vitamin. But there is definitely more risk to it than normal BC (prescription required) or aspirin (OTC).

    A woman has 72 hours to get the pill. That's three days from the sexual incident. Requiring the woman to acknowledge the risks before ingesting the medication would take 5 minutes...and it would cover the asses of the manufacturer and pharmacy if the woman's side effects are severe.
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    Re: More U.S. women using the "morning-after" pill: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    More U.S. women using the "morning-after" pill: report - Yahoo! News

    This is the part that needs to be "fixed":

    By prescription is ludicrous. Over the counter should be the norm.
    In all U.S. states, females 17 and older and males 18 and older can obtain emergency contraception without prescription from a doctor or pharmacist, while those under 17 need a script.
    ^^Referring to morning-after pills. One of the two sources is wrong. Personally, I think it's yours, since I found my references to the MAP being available w/o prescription.

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