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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:54 AM

Prescribe morning-after pills in advance, say pediatricians

Source: Reuters

Wading into the incendiary subject of birth control for young teenagers, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday called on the nation's pediatricians to counsel all of their adolescent patients about emergency contraception and make advance prescriptions for it available to girls under 17.

Because current federal policy bans over-the-counter sales of the pills to girls under 17, having a prescription on hand could help younger teens obtain emergency contraception more quickly than if they have to contact a physician only after they need it.

Calling the AAP decision "significant," Susan Wood, former assistant commissioner for women's health at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said, "it's not often you see physician organizations saying that their patients are better off without the physician involvement."

It is anyone's guess whether pediatricians will heed their organization's recommendation, but AAP leaders are optimistic.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/26/us-contraception-emergency-idUSBRE8AP04420121126

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Reply Prescribe morning-after pills in advance, say pediatricians (Original post)
Julian Englis Nov 2012 OP
Ilsa Nov 2012 #1
spicegal Nov 2012 #2
lbrtbell Nov 2012 #3
eggplant Nov 2012 #4
Schema Thing Nov 2012 #5
blackspade Nov 2012 #6
joanbarnes Nov 2012 #7
Julian Englis Nov 2012 #8

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:00 AM

1. This is certainly a step in the right direction.

Make it cheap to obtain, too, to make it easier to keep a supply on hand.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:23 AM

2. Sounds like a great idea.

Perhaps they should stock up.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:11 AM

3. What's that splatting sound?

It's the sound of anti-choice thugs' heads exploding.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:39 AM

4. But skirts shorter than ankle length are the devil's work -- the DEVIL'S WORK I SAY! n/t

What's next? Proper pre-natal care? Free education? Women allowed to make decisions for themselves?

IT'S THE END TIMES, FOLKS!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:44 AM

5. It boggles my mind that, 20freakin12, almost anyone gets pregnant who doesn't want to.


I realize morning after is not foolproof - but it's pretty damn good.


The problem is that it isn't considered or not considered soon enough. These doctors can change that.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:40 AM

6. K&R

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:53 AM

7. Another way to drastically curb abortion?

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:49 PM

8. Indeed, a common sense way to reduce abortion, but I doubt antichoicers will see it this way. n/t

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