Plan B - page 8

Anyone else think Plan B will get GROSSLY out of hand? I think alot of 18 years old will be running to walmart every sunday nite! Also, cant it hurt a woman' s body if she takes Plan b too many... Read More

  1. by   flashpoint
    Quote from Jolie
    One of the pediatricians I used to work with refused to prescribe any contraceptives for women under the age of 18 unless they brought their mothers with them to the appointment. At first I thought this was terribly short-sighted and prevented young girls from acting responsibly to prevent pregnancy. He then told me that he adopted this policy when he learned that one of his young patients was being abused by a male teacher who "put her up to" going on OCs so that he didn't have to fear that a pregnancy would shed light on their "relationship".
    I think this doctor has a very good point, but what about girls who don't have a mother? My sister died and I would hate to see her daughter denied birth control because her father came to the appointment with her.
  2. by   txspadequeenRN
    Im sorry but you have no opinion on what happens to my body period and NO your not entitled to even think you do. Thats the problem here to many people in other people's buisness. If ya dont like the morning after pill then dont use it but dont advocate against it when one, you will never use it and two, there are other women that will benefit from it. This is a topic that will go on and on as long as we women have the strength to argue. In my opinion I am glad its going to be OTC . Some people on this thread feel like women will just abuse the fact they can get this OTC, well I would much rather they abuse the morning after pill then exercise and /or abuse there right to obtain a first, second or third trimester abortion.


    Quote from OB_or_NICU_hopeful
    I'm not "flaming" anyone. It seems to me that we ALL have our opinions on what other women should do/not do with their bodies. And we are ALL entitled to them.
  3. by   TazziRN
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    Im sorry but you have no opinion on what happens to my body period and NO your not entitled to even think you do.
    Actually, yes we do, just as you have the right to have an opinion about anyone else. We all (every human being on this planet) have the right to an opinion about ANYTHING and ANYBODY. You may believe that no one has the right to tell you what to do to/with your body, but the right to have an opinion is something else.
  4. by   Retired R.N.
    [QUOTE=777RNThatsMe]
    Quote from Jolie
    What does concern me, and what I have been unable to find an answer to is this: Will men over the age of 18 be allowed to purchase Plan B? If so, I am concerned about the potential for older men to abuse young girls and then give them Plan B to prevent possible pregnancy.


    Bingo ...I dont think it should be sold to men, period, ever.
    I take exception to that! If a loving father wants to buy Plan B for his daughter I can see absolutely no reason why he shouldn't be able to do it. And, if the girl has no parents but does have a brother or an uncle who cares about her best interests, he should also be allowed access to Plan B in her behalf. Better that he picks up a prescription for her than going for his shotgun with the intentions of hunting down a varmint and imposing old-fashioned "justice" - as was often the practice in earlier times in Texas.
  5. by   OB_or_NICU_hopeful
    It's hilarious to me that some of you are pretending that you don't have opinions on what other people do. That's like saying I shouldn't think twice if my neighbor beats his kid to a bloody pulp every day. Or if my dad chooses to smoke even though he is diabetic & has a 95% blockage in his Carotid Artery. We all have opinions on things that don't directly affect us.

    IMO abortion is crossing a moral line and I will ALWAYS be concerned about that. We all have different reasons for caring or being concerned.
  6. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    A couple of years ago, my Dh and I had a birth control failure. I used an EC. IMO I'm glad it will be available OTC if used as a Plan B- meaning you had a Plan A but it failed.
  7. by   casi
    Quote from OB_or_NICU_hopeful
    It's hilarious to me that some of you are pretending that you don't have opinions on what other people do. That's like saying I shouldn't think twice if my neighbor beats his kid to a bloody pulp every day. Or if my dad chooses to smoke even though he is diabetic & has a 95% blockage in his Carotid Artery. We all have opinions on things that don't directly affect us.
    To have an opinion is human. What most people are saying is that while they may carry certian beliefs, they don't use their beliefs to limit others. I have a lot of ill feelings towards invitro fertilization. I personally can't help but think it's selfish and wrong for my own personal beliefs. Would I tell someone who is having the procedure done how I feel? No. Would I push to get make it illegal? No. Why? Because that's a option other people have. It may not be <b> MY</b> option, but it's <b>their</b> option and they have a right to that.

    I won't address the child abuse arguement because that's a slippery slope argument that will depend on what one's definatition of a child is and when life begins.

    The idea of other people making health decisions that you don't agree with. That's life. I maintain the idea of 'Your Body Your Choice.' If my mother wants to kill herself through never seeing a doctor and smoking 3 packs a day it's her choice. I may nag her a bit because she's my mother and I care about her, but ultimatly, I can't change her beliefs.

    And sorry if I got a bit off topic.
  8. by   Natkat
    Someone, somewhere was discussing frozen embryos. Sorry, I couldn't find it again to add the quote.

    Anyway, I remember when President Bush vetoed the latests stem cell legislation and also remembered him posing with what were called "snowflake children."

    Not adding fuel to the fire, or at least I'm not trying to, but here is an article about people putting their frozen embryos up for adoption.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/...in712541.shtml
  9. by   Natkat
    [quote=777RNThatsMe]
    Quote from Jolie
    What does concern me, and what I have been unable to find an answer to is this: Will men over the age of 18 be allowed to purchase Plan B? If so, I am concerned about the potential for older men to abuse young girls and then give them Plan B to prevent possible pregnancy.
    Well, I think if a man wants to abuse a girl and conceal his abuse, I think it would be much cheaper to use condoms. Not only would it prevent pregnancy, it would leave no DNA evidence.

    I really doubt this is a viable threat.
  10. by   CrunchRN
    "Im sorry but you have no opinion on what happens to my body period and NO your not entitled to even think you do. Thats the problem here to many people in other people's buisness. If ya dont like the morning after pill then dont use it but dont advocate against it when one, you will never use it and two, there are other women that will benefit from it. "


    Change this to you have no right to decide for me.........................

    I totally agree with the rest of the sentiments expressed above. Let each person make their own choice - what is so hard about that?
  11. by   Natkat
    Quote from OB_or_NICU_hopeful
    IMO abortion is crossing a moral line and I will ALWAYS be concerned about that. We all have different reasons for caring or being concerned.
    Just as you feel it is crossing a line, I feel it is not. I am pro choice and I'll try not to get too inflammatory here. I happen to think that the rights of already-born people supercede the rights of unborn people. Period. End of story. No one can convince me otherwise. I respect that you do not agree, but I would hope that you would respect my beliefs.

    I doubt that we will ever settle this argument so there's no reason to debate that part of it anymore. My point is that I want people to leave me alone about MY beliefs. I saw a bumper sticker recently that said "freedom of religion also means freedom FROM religion." That pretty much sums it up for me.
  12. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from Natkat
    Someone, somewhere was discussing frozen embryos. Sorry, I couldn't find it again to add the quote.

    Anyway, I remember when President Bush vetoed the latests stem cell legislation and also remembered him posing with what were called "snowflake children."

    Not adding fuel to the fire, or at least I'm not trying to, but here is an article about people putting their frozen embryos up for adoption.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/...in712541.shtml
    It was me. I know how G Bush feels about frozen embies, just not how Pro-lifers felt. I plan to adopt out any embies I have left as well, "snoflake adoption".

    I have been battling infertility for years, so to hear someone say that IVF is selfish is kinda wierd. I guess motherhood is an elusive selfish thing to me. Oh well, a little OT.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Natkat
    Someone, somewhere was discussing frozen embryos. Sorry, I couldn't find it again to add the quote.

    Anyway, I remember when President Bush vetoed the latests stem cell legislation and also remembered him posing with what were called "snowflake children."

    Not adding fuel to the fire, or at least I'm not trying to, but here is an article about people putting their frozen embryos up for adoption.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/...in712541.shtml
    There was a post about not hearing from religious people regarding assisted reproduction . . . but just because someone doesn't hear about it doesn't mean it isn't being discussed.

    There are many folks who have some real misgivings about people creating many embryos in order to achieve one pregnancy. And there is much debate over what to do with those embryos. I like this idea about adopting the embryos. However it won't solve the problem of the thousands of frozen embryos.

    I don't have a problem with assisted reproduction - but I do wonder if we have to create so many embryos.

    And, if I may ask, what is the reason for nicknaming embryos "embies"?

    steph

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