Friday, August 25, 2006

What do you think about the new Plan B pill?

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What do you think about the new Plan B pill?


August 24, 2006

The FDA has decided to allow people 18 and over to buy the morning after pill; which means that people this age who did get pregnant would eb able to terminate the pregnancy up to 3 days after getting pregnant. It prevents the egg from being able to attach to the wall of the uterus the journalist said.

So do you think it is a good medicine to have available?

Should it be available only to this age? older?younger?

Let us know what you think.



lv2trnscrb said...

I'm against anything that would terminate a pregnancy. I'm definitely pro-life; pro-choice before you get pregnant (i.e. use birth control) but pro-life once you are pregnant. People have to be responsible and take measures before they have sex to prevent pregnancy. Just my opinion dear one


pharmolo said...

I have two opinions on that, Nat.

1 - It's a cop-out of taking responsibility for your actions, something that young people who just start out (with sex) should learn to do. It's not just about fun - pregnancy is a known side-effect of sex. So both boy and girl should take measures.

2 - Medically speaking it'll prevent unwanted pregnancies and all that that entails. Accidents happen, and even the best controlled of us can lose all inhibitions in the heat of passion. Sorry - no offense intended. I am particularly concerned for victims of rape, even rape within marriage or a relationship.

danielle89061 said...

The morning after pill has been available for years in the UK. I personally dont like the system we have here because you can get it at any age and you can get it for free from the doctors or family planning clinics. If you choose to buy it over the counter its about £30, which is about $60 I think. I think the US system is better because you cant get it til your 18, whereas here in the UK I think young people are a lot more irresponsible because they know they can get the morning after pill easily. I dont like it because I think it gives people a false illusion that they dont need to wear condoms because there are more methods of contraception, but they sometimes seem to forget that the morning after pill wont stop them getting infections etc. So basically I dont agree with it at all but I do think the way its handled in your country is better than over here.
Danielle xx

love2sing2007 said...

I am completely against any form of contraceptives.  I'm very pro-life, and each conception is a human being with a right to live.  The sexual act was created for use within marriage for two purposes.  1) For the husband and wife to give themselves fully to each other and 2) for the procreation of children.  Sex is not a play thing to be used strictly for pleasure.  Don't want a baby?  Use the perfect contraceptive...abstain from sex!

sugar1337 said...

I am so for it.  I am completely pro-choice!  I don't like the fact it isn't available as easy to younger kids since many times victims of sexual abuse, rape, and the like are too ashamed to ask their parents or an adult figure to get it for them.  However, most kids have older friends, so at least it will be available for them in some form or fashion.  I was so happy to hear about this that I posted a bulletin in myspace about it.  I think it is definately a step in the right direction!

fisherkristina said...

I am against any form of artificial contraception.  I am particularly against any form of birth control pills.  A fertilized egg is still a person, and not allowing it to attach itself to the wall of the uterus is wrong.  It is playing God.  Only God decides who implants.  And the Morning After Pill only promotes promiscuous sex.


shermeen0621 said...

I have to say, i'm a little surprised by some of the comments about this issue. So many women are saying they're pro-life and I get that there's a child there from the moment of conception. why i wouldn't have an abortion. But at the same time, i'm pro-choice. I don't think the choice should be taken away from women who might need the morning-after pill. And its not the same as an abortion, because its too soon to even tell if the egg as been fertilised.

I take the contraceptive pill so that I don't get pregnant, doesn't mean that i'm abusing myself or that what I share with Adam is any less than what a married woman shares with her husband when they don't use contraception.
It just means that right now, we don't want to get pregnant. And i've also taken the morning-after pill when we used to use condoms and one broke.

I think its ridiculous that people should have such feelings about this pill being available. over here, you're able to go to your doctor or chemist and get the pill when needed. Though there is the slight risk that it will become for some girls a form of contraception (which its not) the real issue is with what kind of sex education is being taught. the US and the UK have such extreme levels of abortion, underage pregnancy etc. we have to realise that the problem is with our teachings on sex and that quick fixes like the morning after pill only skim the surface.

sherms xx

lifesabench6 said...

A disaster and frightening- well, you know my thoughts on this.  I agree there's got to be better education out there for kids so they don't end up in a position where they need a pill like this.  There are a lot of good programs out there, but unfortunately, many of them get squelched because they focus on abstinance.  Only thing is, that abstinance really does work in many (not all, I admit,) but many cases, and I bet if it was taught more regularly from an early age, and for young girls to respect their bodies, and themselves, boys to respect girls and themselves, things like that- I bet there would be a huge difference.  After all, the world has been around for a long time, and not every kid has had sex at an early age, and not all women have had multiple partners before marriage- at least not until the so called sexual revolution that is.  Thanks for bringing this issue up and getting it out there for discussion!  Carolyn.