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Doctors Push For Easier Access For Plan B Prescriptions For Teens
RTT News ^ | 11-26 | Staff Writer

Posted on 11/26/2012 11:36:10 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

The American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging doctors to issue teenagers prescriptions for the emergency contraception pill Plan B before they begin having sex. According to their new report, the drug is far more effective if used within 24 hours of conception and it could easily take that long for a teen to obtain a script for the drug.

The teen birth rate in the U.S. is currently about 34.3 births per every 1,000 women and while the AAP recommends pre-emptive contraception prescriptions, they acknowledge it's a short-term fix:

"That's tragic, really. We really can do better. By providing more education and improving access to contraception and more education about family planning, we can do better," policy co-author Dr. Cora Breuner, a physician at Seattle Children's Hospital, tells the L.A. Times.

(Excerpt) Read more at rttnews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: b; plan; teens

1 posted on 11/26/2012 11:36:20 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

How about reviving certain words, like “tramp” and “slut”?


2 posted on 11/26/2012 11:38:42 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Among all the things wrong with this situation, one of them is that the recommendation comes from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatric medicine is supposed to be taking care of children. If a child is pregnant, she has, by definition, been raped: children cannot legally consent to sex nor to medical treatment.

People who are legally deciding to have sex and take abortificient drugs are, by definition, adults, and therefore pediatricians have no special competence in their medical care.


3 posted on 11/26/2012 11:43:00 AM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

PEDIATRICIANS. Not doctors. The “specialty” of pediatrics attracts a lot of loons, as does psychiatry. There are good psychiatrists, and some good pediatricians (especially the pediatric specialists)...but I’m just sayin’. I never used a pediatrician—


4 posted on 11/26/2012 12:07:02 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

perverts


5 posted on 11/26/2012 12:12:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Why are they citiing the teen BIRTH rate?

The impetus for all programs should be to decrease the teen pregnancy rate.

And notice there are never any plans to pump teenage boys full of drugs.

Sickening all the way around


6 posted on 11/26/2012 12:12:33 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Agreed, as soon as we revise the shotgun wedding and making the fathers just as responsible as the mothers


7 posted on 11/26/2012 12:18:18 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

The tragedy with teen birth rate is using the child as utilitarian tool to get welfare and screw charities over to sustain their drug and fornication needs.

Prescribing condoms and free pills as a means to sway teens from being utilitarian with respect to sex instead of constructive is not going to work.

Yet another error of the left keeps on going despite the “progressive good looks” of gay acceptance and tolerance etc.

We really do not understand the evil we are dealing with here.

Even most animals undergo the spring ritual of sexual orgy as a mean to strive and compete fairly and sportively as a race. But ever since Hitler’s socialist support for a race, this has been an excuse against true sexual and family growth freedom and competition.

Hitler was a socialist leftist through and through, and his nationalism was socialism and state sponsored, and not meant to be volunteer based or patriotic free based... sure, he made nice speeches and mixed in hate to deviate it...

Liberals are fascist Nazies who cannot come out of the closet as such, and, as a result, only protest Alinsky style by joining PC communists and despondency: because they cannot get their Nazi uniforms, they want to burn it all and force others to quit too.

I cannot stand these pieces of OWS crap. Evil clueless incompetent selfish smart a$$ little twits, that is what all these new young people are becoming.


8 posted on 11/26/2012 12:22:04 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Doctors, especially pediatricians, are now agents of the The State. Perhaps not all, but many.

I learned this the hard way about 10 yrs ago, when I took a teenaged son for a mandatory "routine check-up" prior to his playing athletics in high school.

The pediatrician asked my son a number of inappropriate questions, one of which was "does anyone in your family own a gun"?

There was no good reason for the doctor to ask this question. It might have been appropriate if my teenager had presented as possibly suicidal. But my son was (and is) one of the happiest, most well-adjusted persons you could imagine. And we did not live in an area where gun violence is common.

No, this doc considered himself to be acting "in the child's best interest" by asking this question.

My son's answer was "no," which was truthful. But had his answer had been "yes," no doubt the pediatrician would have duly noted this in my son's medical record (with who knows what consequence).

And if my son had answered "none of your business," that response would've been noted in my son's medical records too ... probably labeling him as "belligerent" and "potentially dangerous."

9 posted on 11/26/2012 12:23:55 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: shhrubbery!

I hope no one in your family was ever examined by that a-hole again.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 12:52:32 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Tax-chick

If we were to come up and say ‘16’ is the magic age to get easier access....I might come to some agreement. You already give out a driver’s license at sixteen. But you come to a point where young ladies at the age of 13...ought to be getting easier access, to make this all work. And I just can’t go along with some 13 or 14 year old kid getting into access like this.

If this all makes sense....then let’s lower the drinking age to 15 (like Germany), and enjoy letting kids be mature with their lives.


11 posted on 11/26/2012 1:15:38 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Abortion pills for all. Yep, we’re just the sort of country God blesses, aren’t we?


12 posted on 11/26/2012 1:26:17 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Abortion pills for all. Yep, we’re just the sort of country God blesses, aren’t we?


13 posted on 11/26/2012 1:26:25 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: pepsionice
You already give out a driver’s license at sixteen.

16-year-olds get driver's licenses after training and passing a test. Even then, they're less competent drivers than any group except octogenarians, due to a combination of inexperience and idiocy.

Once, we had something like a driver's license for teens (everyone, actually) to have sex: a marriage certificate. There were exceptions, just as there are now teens (or adults) who drive without a driver's license (or license suspended, or uninsured).

However, the marriage certificate indicated that there was at least a chance of the couple's using their sexual faculties responsibly, a chance of their children surviving and thriving. There is no definition of "reponsible" that includes the use of "morning after" pills, not matter how old anyone is.

14 posted on 11/26/2012 1:55:15 PM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: Lorianne
notice there are never any plans to pump teenage boys full of drugs

You took the words right out of my mouth! They have no idea what the long term health risks will be for girls who repeatedly take these things. All that seems to matter is that these girls are made available for convenient sex to anyone who wants to use them. Sad

15 posted on 11/26/2012 2:21:19 PM PST by PeevedPatriot
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To: Lorianne

We are starting the ADHD evaluation process with our son. You should see the drugs they push for this, considering that boys are more likely to be diagnosed. We had a doc refuse to see us because we told him we were doing an elimination diet and were experiencing favorable results.


16 posted on 11/26/2012 2:46:16 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Lorianne

The shotgun wedding is a bad idea. Irresponsibility followed by coercion is not a good basis for a marriage.

I believe that it should be impossible for any woman to get a penny out of any man who impregnates her unless the two were already married at the time of conception.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 3:29:07 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Why? The pregnancy is caused by both people and the child should not be punished.

Personal responsibility is not just for women.

Your attitude is why abortion became in demand in the first place.


18 posted on 11/26/2012 10:03:27 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

And the man would have zero rights to contact with the child, unless he and the mother were married.

Marriage was made irrelevant and meaningless long before the movement for gay marriage started.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 11:02:25 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

The unborn and children have always had no rights subject to the parents (particularly men historically) refusing to accept personal responsibility for their actions.

This is why abortion (and before it baby abandonment, baby farming, etc) became so prevalent.

You either believe in personal responsibility or your don’t.
Babies aren’t created solely by women.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 8:56:30 AM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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