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There are some good reasons for making the birth control pill available at pharmacies, no prescription needed. Imagine the uproar if that vending machine had packs of the pill in it, too. By answering 15 questions, women are pretty good at figuring out whether they can safely use the pill.
Still, it will be a long and expensive process to switch the pill to over-the-counter sales. Is it dangerous to sell the pill over- or behind-the-counter? Doctors have argued since that the pill can safely be sold over the counter OTC. That means rather than go to a doctor or clinic for a prescription, a woman could go to a drugstore to pick up a pack of pills in the same way she can now buy aspirin.
Over 50 drugs that were once prescription-only are now OTC in the U. All brands of the pill work without needing a health care provider to help fine-tune the dose. Taking the pill for a year results in long-term health benefitsincluding protection from cancer of the uterus or ovaries.
In fact, women in over 80 countries can already buy it without a prescription—including women just across the border in Mexico.
That said, the pill does have risks for women with certain medical conditions ; if it were sold OTC, could women correctly decide whether it would be a good option for them? One study in El Paso showed that women who answered 15 questions were pretty accurate in deciding whether the pill was safe for them.
The study asked a nurse to decide if the same women could safely use the pill, and compared the answers of the women and the nurse. It becomes more common as people get olderso older women were more likely than young women to have undiagnosed high blood pressure.
Migraine headaches with changes in vision, hearing and motion. Young women tend to experience more migraine headaches than women in their 30s. Only one very specific type of migraine makes the pill less safe, called migraine with aura.
In cases of disagreement like these, selling the pill from behind the counter would mean a pharmacist could provide guidance.
A study in Seattle showed that women liked getting the pill directly from a pharmacist, and pharmacists liked being able to offer it. But there was a catch: Are you a smoker age 35 or older?
Do you think you might be pregnant? Have you had a baby in the past 3 weeks? Are you currently breastfeeding and is your baby less than 6 months old? Do you have high blood pressure? Have you had a heart attack or stroke? Do you have heart disease? Have you had a blood clot thrombosis in your lung or in your leg NOT just varicose veins?
Do you have diabetes? Do you have migraine headaches? Do you have liver disease or have you had liver cancer? Do you have gall bladder disease? Have you had breast cancer? Do you take medicine for high cholesterol? Do you take medicine for seizures or tuberculosis TB?
Would women buy the pill OTC? A nationwide survey of reproductive-age women in the U.I Let My Young Teens “Date” A girlfriend or boyfriend should first and foremost be a friend. They should treat you the way a friend would treat you. There shouldn’t be arguing or jealousy or drama.
grocery shopping again– I swear I live there at the grocery store– and when he saw the flowers he asked if he could buy a bouquet. Apr 25, · Well, I don’t smoke cigarettes but I think at the age of 18 people should be able to buy and drink alcohol. People should vote and fight in the war at the age of I think people should drive a car when they get their drivers license.
The real issue for teens is not age, but whether they are responsible enough to wear and care for contact lenses properly.
Parents, teens, and their eye care practitioner must make this decision together. Of course, as you get older and more financially stable, you should be able to put away more to invest. Upping the ante to just $ a month -- which is probably less than lunch money plus what.
Apr 25, · I also think if someone can buy a cigarette, they should also be able to drink alcohol. I think that 18 is also a good voting age, but driving age and military age should be different.
16 is a good driving age, and if it was raised, it would become an inconvenience to many parents and children. Parents can't provide for the kids all their life, so in order for teens to feel responsible, they have to be able to provide for themselves! Dee Dawson, U.S.
I think that students ought to seek part-time jobs.