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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    Hell yes. Heck, it might even make those opposed to health insurance covering the pill happy because as far as I know over the counters aren't covered by prescription plans.
    Under the law they would still be covered, they would just cost less.

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind
    No, for two reasons, first there are medical implications to taking the pill not associated with condom use, so it needs to remain a medical issue
    :raises eyebrows: this is the theory that, for some reason or another, women are not smart enough to read warning labels on birth control pills? Lots of OTC drugs have potential side effects.

    Secondly, by making it available over the counter, it demands that it be paid for independent of insurance which would make it financially out of reach for many women
    According to the law, it would still be covered, it would just be cheaper. That's why, when you actually run the numbers, you find that this move would dramatically increase the number of low-income women on the pill.
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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

    It looks like mostly men have voted but is there some medical reason that they should not be available over the counter?
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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    No...
    Some reason why not?
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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    if birth control pills were used exclusively to prevent pregancy, I would say yes. However, they are used to treat woman's various hormone issues. i voted No.
    Why does that matter?
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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    Doctors don't do all that lab work and medical history stuff before prescribing the pill.


    ...in 2010, the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology found that 29 percent of doctors always required a pelvic exam before penning a prescription, while an additional 45 percent of them “usually” did so...
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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    It looks like mostly men have voted but is there some medical reason that they should not be available over the counter?
    So far I've seen A) Cost (which would both be reduced and still be covered under the ACA) and B) side effects (which all drugs have).
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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    So far I've seen A) Cost (which would both be reduced and still be covered under the ACA) and B) side effects (which all drugs have).
    I guess I would say that they should but that women should go to a doctor now and then to make sure they are not going to have a bad side effect like Scrab said she gets...
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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Why does that matter?
    Because women would not seek a doctor who would prescribe the correct one and dosage.


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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Because women would not seek a doctor who would prescribe the correct one and dosage.
    So you think that women will be irresponsible and that you need to be responsible for their own good?
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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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