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The morning after pill.

Posted by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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Should it be available to all women of child bearing years......over the counter? 

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." ~ Maya Angelou

by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Yes and no. I sit on the fence for this topic. 


NutHouseMomma
by Silver Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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 Hmmmm, tough one. Part of me says yes it should be available just like condoms, but part of me thinks it should be dispensed at least through a pharmacist ~ you know, take the card to the counter and get the medication.

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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No. As with the pill, it can have serious side effects for some people. I do not think it should be OTC. Available to women of all childbearing age? Yes. But not OTC.

EmilyMarshall
by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:15 PM
No


praisinghim2day
by Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Nope. People are dumb enough to make it their preferred form of birth control. 

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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Quoting praisinghim2day:

Nope. People are dumb enough to make it their preferred form of birth control. 

IMO this isn't a relevant argument. There are condoms and spermicides available OTC. The morning after pill doesn't abort a pregnancy, it prevents one from happening.

kr3918
by Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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praisinghim2day
by Member on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM


Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting praisinghim2day:

Nope. People are dumb enough to make it their preferred form of birth control. 

IMO this isn't a relevant argument. There are condoms and spermicides available OTC. The morning after pill doesn't abort a pregnancy, it prevents one from happening.

I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you. Just because it's available doesn't mean they're going to take the time to use them.

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM


Quoting praisinghim2day:


Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting praisinghim2day:

Nope. People are dumb enough to make it their preferred form of birth control. 

IMO this isn't a relevant argument. There are condoms and spermicides available OTC. The morning after pill doesn't abort a pregnancy, it prevents one from happening.

I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you. Just because it's available doesn't mean they're going to take the time to use them.

Are you opposed to birth control or just the morning after pill?

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Apr. 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM

My concern is with consistent use.  The MAP is a very high dose of hormones.  Much like the BC pill, only higher doses.  It is not intended to be used on a regular basis.  I would suspect that doing so could indeed cause any given woman issues.

If it is OTC I can see young women/girls using it regularly. 

I'm sure it would be even more of a pain to regulate who uses it and how often. *sigh*

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