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Boo Hoo. They could be taking it "...without the love and support of their parents..." now. God what has the world come to! OH NO!

As for it taking longer then a day to get a prescription. Has he ever tried to get one on short notice??? My wife has a couple of times had to wait 3 or 4 days to get in to see the doctor to get a new inhaler perscription when hers had expired and she didn't have any refills. Doctor didn't care that she needed it NOW, she hadn't been in to see the doc in a year, so tough luck, no new possibly life saving perscription for you until you can come in, and sorry I am booked till Monday, best of luck.

We aren't talking about no script for codine here, we are talking about for something that (on the whole) has very, very rare side effects that are more then mildly uncomfortable. I don't see where love in support come in either or for f*$% sake where parental advice needs to come in. To me just like abortions (I know I am going to get flamed now) it is one of the few decisions I think a minor should be able to make NO MATTER WHAT the parents say. I do think parental notification for something like an abortion should be mandatory, but parental consent should not be required one bit.

Back more to the topic at hand, I can see, possibly how more risky behavior could be encouraged...but I doubt it would have much impact at all.

I also doubt very much comparing the impact of eliminating perscription requirements for 18yr olds has any bearing on it for 17yr olds. After all who here thinks that an 18yr has it a lot easier trying to give her doctor a call to get an emergency perscription then it is for a 17yr old to tell her PARENTS about A) having sex and B) being an idiot and not using protection (or it failing). I can harken back to such an age...and I can think of lots of friends and acquitances who never EVER tell their parents, especially if they didn't think the odds were really that high that they would get pregnant. Offer it without parental consent or a doctors perscription and I can just about gaurantee more kids will get it when it is 'needed' then if they had to go through a doctor AND their parents.
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Eh, I really don't care. The part I find to be stupid is that regular birth control isn't OTC, but this nuclear option day after pill is.
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[quote author=fatabbot link=topic=143667.msg3095204#msg3095204 date=1241124135]
Eh, I really don't care. The part I find to be stupid is that regular birth control isn't OTC, but this nuclear option day after pill is.
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I don't really get why it isn't OTC either. The side effects for most aren't worse then tylenol or Ibuprofin. Hell Asperin has potentially serious side effects that are much more common (Reye's syndrome) and it is OTC.
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For some reason I heard "Every Sperm is Sacred" playing in the background while reading that.

I'm all for making Plan B available OTC with no age requirement. Hell, condoms are. I tend to agree with normal birth control pills being by prescription, though. For one, I think they should be covered under most medical plans and that kind of necessitates a prescription. If there's a significant chance that birth control pills could cause a reaction with another medication you're taking or raise your risk factors for other issues I think it's worth having to talk to a doctor about first, too. At least with Plan B you're getting it all in one dose, and it isn't going to remain in your system for that long.


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Shit, no flaming here...I agree 100%. In fact, shouldnt even have an age limit. If a 15 year old girl randomly asked me to buy it for her as I was walking into the store...Id do it. Her choice whether she wants to go through with the chance of pregnancy or not. I dont think there will be much flaming on the topic, at least here on the forums. Most of us seem to be realists! Also I agree on the OTC birth control point too. Only ones that shouldnt be OTC are the ones that should actually be put in place by a doctor. Im also all for Male BC if it doesnt lead to long term sterility or anything like that.

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I agree this should be over the counter because it serves a purpose for the greater good.

As far as regular birth control tablets i disagree. All of the tablets aren't the same, they all have different levels of medicine/ different medicines entirely. Having the wrong dosages could cause it not to work properly amongst other things.

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I still think male BC would be a great idea. I've always been terrified of having a child before I ready, so I always go to Wal-Mart and spend $6 on a box of $12 million baby savers. No need to bring a child in the world if you're not ready to raise them.

I think OTC BC is a great idea, since many girls take it to clear up acne or have regular periods. I know my ex started taking it to clear up her face, but it also worked out well for her having a normal period.

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[quote author=daafisch link=topic=143667.msg3095500#msg3095500 date=1241129967]
I agree this should be over the counter because it serves a purpose for the greater good.

As far as regular birth control tablets i disagree. All of the tablets aren't the same, they all have different levels of medicine/ different medicines entirely. Having the wrong dosages could cause it not to work properly amongst other things.
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I actually agree. However, let's not act like Plan B is any easier on the body than regular birth control.
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day after pill probably saved my ass from being a daddy half a dozen times or so btw.


even before this law, guys can buy it as long as they are/were 18. ahahaha when i was 18 i used to buy it for my 16 yr old G.F all the time. so wtf mate?


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