A federal judge ruled Friday that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. In his ruling, he also accused the federal government of “bad faith” in dealing with the requests to make the pill universally available.
I would much rather young girls take birth control pills than the morning after pill, but dispensing them without prescription would be dangerous. There are many side effects that can come with birth control pill use, and family history is an important consideration as well. I suffered what is called a "mini stroke" in my early 20s due to birth control pills and had to get off of them immediately. Also in order to be prescribed the pill you have to go for an annual pap smear which is necessary in early detection of many medical problems including cervical cancer, endemitriosis, HPV, STDs, breast cancer, etc.
Originally posted by Skada
Okay, great for the morning after pill. Why not make birth control pill OTC so those who want it, can have it and those who don't...well, don't? I don't see much reason to go to the doc so they can give you a script for the BC pill. Although, I suppose that there are a few of them out there with bad side effects, so pros and cons there as well.
Originally posted by woodsmom
reply to post by littled16
Ps on an unrelated note, I wish you could have seen the dance the 2 yr old performed to match your kittie's dance on your last avi, it was priceless.