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Leading OB-GYN group endorses
greater contraceptive access

Washington Times, by Keely Brazil

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/20/2012 7:12:12 PM

The nation’s largest professional organization of women’s health experts is now calling for over-the-counter sale of all oral contraceptives. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said in a statement released Tuesday making birth control available without prescription would help decrease the rate of unplanned pregnancies in the United States. The group did not return calls by press time. Given the group’s prestige and influence, the statement — a step beyond ACOG’s recommendation last month to make emergency contraception available over the counter

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I can´t see anything going wrong by selling contraceptives over the counter. What a great idea. s/o They act like these are no different than an aspirin. The last package insert I saw was extremely long and you could barely read it with all the legalese and warnings. More insanity from the left.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/20/2012 7:15:15 PM     (No. 9026483)

As lot more stuff should be sold over the counter. Soon you will have to wait for months for simple medical care (I think you may know why) and you may have to fend for yourself.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BillboardBabe, 11/20/2012 7:17:36 PM     (No. 9026491)

Yes . . . more mortal sin is clearly the answer. Yesssss.....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 11/20/2012 7:19:27 PM     (No. 9026494)

I dunno, like some others here i am starting to re-think my position on contraceptives. I certainly don´t want the Sandra Flukes of the world reproducing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 11/20/2012 7:21:11 PM     (No. 9026501)

First gal who has a blood clot or stroke and maybe they rethink it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mamafrog, 11/20/2012 7:23:27 PM     (No. 9026503)

Over the counter medications are not covered by insurance, and they cannot be reimbursed by some flex spending account. This may be a way for insurance companies to avoid paying for contraceptives.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sfacheem, 11/20/2012 7:25:20 PM     (No. 9026510)

How ´bout stop dropping your skirt for the Easter Bunny and crossing your legs once in a while? Or would that interfere with your "hookups" with guys you´ve never met?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 11/20/2012 7:35:06 PM     (No. 9026537)

Hey I´ve hot a better idea. Stop PAYING for unwanted pregnancies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jacooley, 11/20/2012 7:43:41 PM     (No. 9026549)

I may break with the herd here, but the conservative part of me favors having more OTC products. Aspirin and Tylenol are both quite deadly things, yet we can buy them OTC. Prescriptions drive up medical costs and some of the drugs we now buy now (like allergy medicines and acid reflux drugs) were once available only via prescription. Unless there is a compelling safety reason to restrict access, I favor the OTC route.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/20/2012 7:44:52 PM     (No. 9026554)

For decades we´ve heard "my body, my choice" and if that choice is to take the Pill without first visiting a doctor, so be it.

And, I do think it would cut down on unplanned pregnancies and abortions. High school and college women who won´t go to an ob/gyn will still have sex so why not make the best contraceptives OTC?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 11/20/2012 7:46:21 PM     (No. 9026558)

Sure - what else can we do to shrink our demographic. The Muslims won´t mind.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nina584, 11/20/2012 7:52:02 PM     (No. 9026575)

The side effects of the pill are horrendous and when the patient is not properly screened deadly!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 11/20/2012 7:52:39 PM     (No. 9026579)

I have no problem with making birth control more available... But let´s be real, it´s very available now....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: horacer, 11/20/2012 7:55:11 PM     (No. 9026583)

There are a number of medications that should be moved from prescription to over the counter. It´s a little unusual to see a physicians group like the ACOG advocating for it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pinkpanther, 11/20/2012 7:58:30 PM     (No. 9026593)

The use of contraceptives have actually increased unplanned pregnancy and abortion. It creates a contraceptive mentality and any pregnancy is viewed as a "failure" and something that should be suppressed. What could go wrong letting 12 year old girls or the adult boyfriends of those girls buy contraceptives over the counter? Let´s just remove parental authority even more in this society because it has led to such good results right?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 11/20/2012 8:01:27 PM     (No. 9026599)

If you are not old enough or capable enough to arrange for contraception through the myriad sources already available, you should not be engaging in sexual activity.

This article cites "unwanted pregnancy" as the primary reason. That is not due a lack of access, but a lack of responsibility and understanding of consequences.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wendybird, 11/20/2012 8:53:23 PM     (No. 9026676)

Then who are we going to sue for a (possible) adverse consequence? I know, make all physicians pay an annual mandatory fee, like the neurologic birth injury fee all physicians have to pay even if they don´t deliver babies (but not as much as OBGYN´s are dunned), simply because they are physicians, and by definition, filthy rich.
The only medical group still actually representing physicians that I know of is the AAPS, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. The rest are extensions of the AMA and "government health care", which is an oxymoron.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 11/20/2012 8:54:12 PM     (No. 9026677)

Then they can pay for it.

When certain individuals cannot or do not accept the consequences and responsibility for their own actions, the everyone must pay for them. Which is a violation upon those who DO accept the consquences and resposibility.

The federal government is violating my rights!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/20/2012 9:22:31 PM     (No. 9026703)

Then they should put their money where their genitals are and pay for it themselves.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 11/20/2012 9:33:13 PM     (No. 9026711)

Good idea! Definitely a step in the right direction. More contraceptive use = a lot fewer abortions, not to mention a lot fewer "unwanted" children.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: berthabutt, 11/20/2012 10:00:46 PM     (No. 9026738)

Sure don´t have any proof that more access has reduced birthrates. 1960´s saw 5% unwed moms, so 50+ yrs of sex ed. & accessible birth control & abortion on demand saw it rise to over 40% of children born to single moms, nearly guaranteeing a life of poverty. Idiots giving more lighter fluid to the arsonists.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: john56, 11/20/2012 10:36:42 PM     (No. 9026782)

This news should make Sandra Fluke happy.

Now, she can skip the trip and co-pay to the doc and just head over to get the free Obamacare birth control!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: veritas, 11/20/2012 10:39:17 PM     (No. 9026787)

"I´ll take ´Ideas as Stupid as Giving Whiskey and Car Keys to Teenage Boys´ for $200, Alex."

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Reply 23 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/20/2012 11:01:17 PM     (No. 9026814)

Here´s the thing with going to the doctor to get your birth control prescriptions: it forces you to get a yearly exam. And, yes, women do need yearly exams (I happen to think men should go yearly for a prostate exam, as well) because when things happen, they happen fast. And there are no symptoms until it´s too late.

And let´s not even mention the fact that putting hormones in your body is serous business. And then there´s the self-medicating aspect where people make moronic mistakes all the time.

This is just a bad idea. Birth control in the form of condoms (also helpful in avoiding STDs) is available over the counter. What´s wrong with that?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: montanabound, 11/20/2012 11:05:55 PM     (No. 9026817)

Years ago, my son was prescribed Claritin, and it cost us a $10 copay. Then they made it OTC, and it cost us $25. So I say go for it!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Salt5792, 11/20/2012 11:40:26 PM     (No. 9026849)

Won´t make any difference. Those women want to get pregnant.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Mollygoose, 11/21/2012 12:22:09 AM     (No. 9026875)

"Yes . . . more mortal sin is clearly the answer. Yesssss....."

I´m married and don´t want more children, so, mortal sin ... seriously?

How ´bout stop dropping your skirt for the Easter Bunny and crossing your legs once in a while? Or would that interfere with your "hookups" with guys you´ve never met?

I´m MARRIED and don´t want to be pregnant again. My husband is my only partner, so, "hookups," reeealllly?



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