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On Letter: Plan B


mom_of_three 5 years, 4 months ago

Yeah, your letter isn't misleading AT ALL.
The doctor MENTIONED he knew parents who kept it in their home for emergencies, and some were pro-life. The article, as I read it, was recommending that teens have a relationship with their doctor to have a prescription ready if it is needed. The article stated that if a teen has sex on a saturday and has to wait to see her doctor, it could be monday or after the 72 hour window (which you also didn't mention).
The article was highly advocating that teens, their parents and their doctors have a conversation. And since it wasn't a commercial, it wasn't going to mention all the side effects, but merely that the American College of Pediatricians is recommending that perhaps the prescription is needed to prevent pregnancy in emergency cases.

Brian Laird 5 years, 4 months ago

One also has to note that the "American College of Pediatricians" (ACP) is not the mainstream medical association associated with pediatrics, that would be the American Academy of Pediatricians. The ACP is more or less a recently founded front organization for groups pushing a socially conservative agenda - abstinence based education, anti-abortion and anti gay rights.

akt2 5 years, 4 months ago

Birth control would be a better choice than Plan B. But Plan B is better than teen pregnancy. While you are researching the adverse side effects and long term risks of Plan B, why don't you research the same for teen pregnancy and infants born to teens.

Cait McKnelly 5 years, 4 months ago

Plan B is OTC in Britain, Canada and Australia. If the "Christianists" in the US had their way, it would be outlawed and treated like heroin.

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