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What are your thoughts about the ruling on the morning after pill? 

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      Denise Richardson wrote Mar 26, 2009
    • WOW!!! this is something else, I feel if they just have to go there the pill shouldn’t be given to any one under the age of 18, isn’t that the age limit set for a person to be called an adult so until they reach adulthood I don’t feel the pill should be available to anyone under that age without a parents consent.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 26, 2009
    • For me, I prefer to have the parents’ consent.  They need to know.  So being prescribed is better than OTC.




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      Stephanie Lawrence wrote Mar 26, 2009
    • I agree with chinadoll, I feel that the parents should know




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      Jenz ~ wrote Mar 26, 2009
    • I’m not understanding why they would rule that this is acceptable without the parents knowing.
      WRONG!




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      Rebecca Deos wrote Mar 27, 2009
    • I’m torn on this. As a parent, I am very uncomfortable with a child being able to access this without parental consent. But I also know that there are many girls in situations that can’t talk to their parents.




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      Wittymom wrote Mar 27, 2009
    • I’m having a very difficult time with this one as well. I would have preferred that they would continue to allow for parental consent and have a list of special circumstances when (sexual crimes, etc) when parental consent would not be necessary. But I also realize the can of worms these exceptions would open.




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      Angelcart wrote Mar 27, 2009
    • I also would want to know if I had a daughter.  Also, girls are sexually active at such a young age these days.  There was a 15 year old who gave birth (I belive in the UK) and the father is 13!!!  Yikes!




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      3sa wrote Mar 27, 2009
    • From what I understand, correct me if I’m wrong, but if you are under the age of 17 years old you still need a prescription.  Someone 17 years old is almost grown and making all sort of decision about their life, I don’t see it as a problem since they are already allowed access to birth control pills without consent and this pill works the same way.




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      Kendra Peters wrote Mar 27, 2009
    • I agree!  An age limit has to be set somewhere.  Eighteen seems to make sense because that’s when you are “legally” an adult.  Ok ....they argue 17.  What’s next?  16?  TWELVE??!  Where do we draw the line?  There’s a study that 1/2 of girls in this age bracket have had sex before they were 19. NINETEEN!  I DO NOT believe the age limit should be dropped.




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      Rebecca Deos wrote Mar 27, 2009
    • Part of my struggle with this is that I think it is politically motivated. It was actually the FDA who made the switch.

       There are constantly stories in the news about colleges giving classes on oral sex or gay sex. Typically that is not the case. Most often, they are not classes, they are researchers in academia who are researching sexual patterns and using graduate students to help in the research. It is important training for future researchers.

       The results of the data are then used to help create an effective public health policy that is based on what is happening in the real world, and ends up being effective health policy and saving us money.

       So I get very nervous when Congress gets involved and attempts to create public policy based on their perception of the world as compared to what research has shown us.

       So I’m not sure if this is based off of research and science or politics.




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      Polliwogg wrote Mar 28, 2009
    • I approve but don’t think it goes far enough.  I think it should be available for girls as young as 15.

      If you‘re sexually active, you should have access to anything that will protest you from STD’s and pregnancy.




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