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I know this is a controversial question but, what do you think of the idea that a University in PA is considering offering the Plan B pill in vending machines?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 11, 2012
    • I work in a University health center and I don’t think it’s a good idea. We offer the pill but in order for someone to get it they have to have an STD test and spend some time with a women’s health educator and our nurse practitioner. I know that pharmacies will despense the pill, no questions asked, but it’s more expensive to get it that way. I believe that if it was available in vending machines, there will be less incentive to have an STD check. Some of these women may be walking around with Chlamydia and passing it to the young men they sleep with. Chlamydia has little to no symptoms in women but if not treated can cause sterility.




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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 11, 2012
    • Sterility and unwanted pregnancy are both things that have lifelong consequences.

      I don’t think offering the Plan B pill thru a vending machine is the best idea in the world, but it’s better than a lot of unwanted pregnancies that we the tax payer would end up paying for.




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      Chris73 wrote Feb 12, 2012
    • I’m 50/50 on this one lets face it college kids are having sex and unplanned or unwanted pregnancy is practically and epidemic as well as abortions, so in that respect I’m for it. With that being said it is also a prescription grade drug and is being dispensed without the consultation of a health care worker of some sort. I just hope this isn’t seen as a form of birth control and college kids get irresponsible about safe sex.




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      Marya1961 wrote Feb 14, 2012
    • It does not surprise me that it is in PA..such a mixed bag of ideas here!  I am not for it in any way, not only does it make a young person much more irresponsible (as many of them are today), but what about regular check-ups?  Do some young women now think..“O.k. I can have sex, and if I get pregnant, that’s o.k., stop off at the local vending machine and get a pill.”  I agree with you, Cynthia, 100%!!




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