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Fri, 05-16-2008 - 12:09pm
Morning-after pill restrictions end

 

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Fri, 05-16-2008 - 12:15pm
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Fri, 05-16-2008 - 1:48pm

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Fri, 05-16-2008 - 2:34pm

I would rather see people have to show proof of age. A young girl not knowing her family history could have an adverse reaction.

Lord knows that I have had some strange reactions to hormonal birth control and I am not the only one. The idea of using it at 16 without a physicians supervision is scary

ETA condoms and pregnancy test are VERY low risk. I have never heard of potentially fatal side effects from peeing on a stick and even though I have had allergic reactions to some condoms (those with spermicide) my life was not in any sort of danger




Edited 5/16/2008 2:36 pm ET by cl-misa101
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Sun, 05-18-2008 - 2:33pm
I worry a little about taking such pills without getting any advice on it, too. I'm not sure what I would do as an alternative, though.

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Registered: 03-07-2008
Sun, 05-18-2008 - 3:37pm

I think it's not before time. There are too many restrictions in place and too many hoops to jump through. If it saves just one girl/woman having to face the agonizing abortion/adoption/keeping it dilemma then I say hallelujah amen!

As for the hormone side of it, there will always be people who don't react well to drugs. There are people who have died from taking ibuprofen and that's otc so I think it's a risk we must take.

I only hope that ALL chemists will be duty bound to prescribe it if there is not another chemist present rather than turning someone away because of their own beliefs.

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Mon, 05-19-2008 - 8:18am
I think the alternative is to have it kept behind the counter and have any pharmacist who refuses to dispense it immediately terminated. Of course I lack sympathy for any one who refuses to do their job and still collects a pay check so ...









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Tue, 05-20-2008 - 7:00am
This was a real life scenario for me. The chemist was allowed to refuse to dispense it because of his religious beliefs and the whole personal freedom thing. I was advised to either come back tomorrow?????(considering it's most effective the earlier it's taken)or go to a different branch of said chemist. Luckily I could hop on a bus and do tat but I'd have been screwed if I live in a rural area or couldn't get to a different branch. It made me very angry. I was being responsible when we had a contraceptive failure and was told that my situation didn't matter to a complete stranger who had no right to force his opinion on me.
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