View Poll Results: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

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

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

    Of course. People should be able to acquire what they want from willing buyers no matter what the product is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post

    And, generally, it seems most do. Only 26% of Americans oppose allowing Birth Control Pills to be sold over the counter, and 70% support it. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists support it.


    However, it became a bit of an issue a while back when Sen Mark Udall was running the worlds-most-shark-jumping-war-on-women campaign against Senator Gardner, who has now introduced legislation calling for making OTC BC a legal reality.


    So, where sits DP?
    If the chemicals in the birth control pills are not used in rare costly life saving medicines and does not drive up the costs of other drugs that might use those chemicals then sure it should over the counter.
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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

    It's an amusing topic because when discussed at an upper class table full of Starbucks drinking conservative parents it's never going to be a popular thing. But out in reality, outside the gilded gates of their gated suburban neighborhoods it's pure madness to have any other position because you see firsthand what low access to birth control does to society (and ironically, causes said uber conservative housewives in their suburbia to pay insanely more taxes to subsidize the lives of the children they caused to be born through their opposition to birth control access).


    The very uber social conservative nutjobs that oppose easy access to birth control and abortion are the same people who scream about higher taxes caused by lack of access to birth control. We live in an absolutely insane society thanks to the totally fake morality of religion and the chaos it has caused on a policy level.


    "Nooooo make it hard for them to get the pill!!! Stop abortions among the poor!!!!!!"

    "Stop taxing me to help the poor!!!! Stop taxing me!!!!!"

    Absolute insanity.

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

    I don't have an opinion yet. It should be determined by qualified people without a conflict of interest based on the level of risk of medical complications.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Simple enough question.

    Making Birth Control available to women over the counter would even the playing field (we don't make men get a prescription and a prostrate exam to get condoms), and lower the costs of birth control. It's been that shifting to OTC BC would result in a 20–36% decrease in the number of women using no method or a method less effective than the pill, and a 7–25% decrease in the number of unintended pregnancies, something you'd think all sides can agree on.

    And, generally, it seems most do. Only 26% of Americans oppose allowing Birth Control Pills to be sold over the counter, and 70% support it. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists support it.


    However, it became a bit of an issue a while back when Sen Mark Udall was running the worlds-most-shark-jumping-war-on-women campaign against Senator Gardner, who has now introduced legislation calling for making OTC BC a legal reality.


    So, where sits DP?
    I didn't know they weren't?
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    Re: Should Birth Control Pills be available over the counter?

    I say no because they can be dangerous when not taken under the advisory of a physician.
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