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Schoolgirl gives birth to TRIPLETS after cold medicine causes contraceptive pill to fail
Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/2010 | Allan Hall

Posted on 11/18/2010 5:49:37 AM PST by markomalley

A teenager has given birth to triplets in Berlin after a medicine for cold treatments caused her contraceptive pill to fail.

The 17-year-old, identified only as 'Jennifer B', she is the youngest woman recorded in modern times in Germany successfully giving birth to three children.

She was taking the pill earlier this year when she went to the doctor suffering from a severe cold.

He prescribed her antibiotics, medication which nullified the effects of her contraceptives.

(Excerpt) Read more at mailonsunday.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany
KEYWORDS: contraceptives
Of course, this is the Daily Mail, so I wouldn't rely upon the report without independent verification, but it's an interesting story nonetheless.
1 posted on 11/18/2010 5:49:39 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Sorry its true. Certain antibiotics and other medications can make the pill ineffective. This case is notable for the age of the mother and the number of babies, but the first fact is hardly noteable at all. Doctors either don’t warn women or maybe don’t really know, women don’t read all the available material. It happens quite often. Modern birth control pills are very low dose. If you are taking antibiotics you need additional forms of birth control. You should always ask if you are prescribed other medications.


2 posted on 11/18/2010 5:54:40 AM PST by Roses0508
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To: markomalley

Really, it wasn’t the cold medicine which caused her to have triplets.


3 posted on 11/18/2010 5:55:37 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: markomalley
Doris, 62, her grandmother, comforted her, saying; 'Don’t worry, we’ll manage without [the father]

Of course you will Doris. That's what the govt is for; raising illegitimate children.

4 posted on 11/18/2010 5:56:27 AM PST by libh8er
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To: markomalley

Antibiotics for a cold? It sounds like the doctor doesn’t know the difference between a viral infection and a bacterial infection. (Or the writer doesn’t.) And if she was that sick, the randomly-chosen sex partner must have been pretty desperate.

In summary, it’s a shame the infants can’t be adopted by an appropriate married couple.


5 posted on 11/18/2010 6:00:24 AM PST by Tax-chick (Global Warming: the first faith preached exclusively by hypocrites.)
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To: markomalley

Sounds like an urban tale.


6 posted on 11/18/2010 6:01:37 AM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: markomalley
She must have taken Triple C;

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is an over-the-counter (OTC) cough suppressant commonly found in cold medications. It goes by CCC.

7 posted on 11/18/2010 6:07:35 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: markomalley
Jenny went on; 'Their father is 22. I met him through an Internet chat room last year. When we made love in his apartment he was so romantic – he lit candles all over the place and spoke soft words into my ear. 'But when I told him about the babies he screamed, "You’re kidding me. Get rid of them!" His words were like blows against my naked skin.'
Do I see a book in the near future?:) Good for her, though, that she kept her children. It's a decision one can live with ...
8 posted on 11/18/2010 6:12:15 AM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Tax-chick
Antibiotics for a cold? It sounds like the doctor doesn’t know the difference between a viral infection and a bacterial infection. (Or the writer doesn’t.)

The writer doesn't. She probably had a secondary infection as a result of the cold -- either a sinus infection or a bronchial infection.

And if she was that sick, the randomly-chosen sex partner must have been pretty desperate.

Antibiotics are usually prescribed long enough to make sure that the infection is completely eliminated. The patient appears to be well (and feels well), but there can be some remaining bacteria.

That's one of the ways that bacteria mutates into an antibiotic-resistant strain: the patient thinks they are fine and stop taking the medication prematurely. Then, the resurgent infection requires a different antibiotic.

9 posted on 11/18/2010 6:18:26 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: markomalley

Idiots like this should be spayed when they hit puberty.


10 posted on 11/18/2010 6:25:39 AM PST by Iron Munro (Save The USA. Stamp out Affirmative Action: Get the Obamas out of the White House.)
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To: markomalley

A triple dose of the Egyptian flu.

So she’s a mummy.


11 posted on 11/18/2010 6:25:58 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: markomalley

There was a time in this world, that a western country wouldn’t be fixated on the fact that her contraception failed, but on the fact that an unmarried seventeen year old was having casual sex with a man.

How we have fallen.


12 posted on 11/18/2010 6:27:08 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: markomalley

Wait a minute, I thought giving birth control to children at school was supposed to prevent pregnancy. /s


13 posted on 11/18/2010 6:30:00 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Iron Munro
Idiots like this should be spayed when they hit puberty.

Amen. If a condition of accepting welfare was requiring recipients to be permanently spayed or neutered, we'd save so much money in the long run not having to pay for all the problems caused by illegitimacy.

14 posted on 11/18/2010 6:31:54 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“it wasn’t the cold medicine which caused her to have triplets...”

If it is then I am throwing every last bit of it away in my home!!!


15 posted on 11/18/2010 6:32:10 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Clock King

The text that comes with birth control pills says that antibiotics can reduce their effectiveness. Doctors tell women to think of themselves as not on the pill if they’re using antibiotics.

This is entirely her fault. Luckily she lives in Germany where dumb liability lawsuits are not looked upon kindly by the courts, and as such few lawyers are willing to take them.


16 posted on 11/18/2010 6:41:41 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: libh8er

Straight out, she’ll get kindergeld, 558 Euros per month for the kids. But that is meant to encourage the wife in a traditional home to stay home with the kids rather than going back to work by easing the economic impact of not going back to work.


17 posted on 11/18/2010 6:47:55 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat

Nicht heute Abend habe ich kopfshertzen....or not


18 posted on 11/18/2010 6:51:06 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Nicht heute Abend habe ich kopfsherzen....or not


19 posted on 11/18/2010 6:51:33 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: markomalley

fading memories of 10th. grade biology class compel me to ask....if the common cold is a viral infection, why exactly are we prescribing antibiotics?


20 posted on 11/18/2010 6:57:37 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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SWAMPSNIPER posted “Really, it wasn’t the cold medicine which caused her to have triplets.”

You beat me to it!


21 posted on 11/18/2010 6:59:49 AM PST by Tomato lover
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To: Tomato lover

She should have glued her knees together with it.


22 posted on 11/18/2010 7:17:11 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My thoughts exactly. This article makes it sound like ‘oops, I took cold medicine and now I give birth to triplets’. First of all, and correct me if I’m wrong, no ‘birth control’ is 100% full-proof. While the cold medicine caused a reaction that ‘weakened’ the birth control medication, it doesn’t change the fact that this 17 year old was sleeping around.


23 posted on 11/18/2010 7:28:07 AM PST by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: markomalley

At least she didn’t have an abortion. Did the article say that her mother is 62?


24 posted on 11/18/2010 7:35:43 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Really, it wasn’t the cold medicine which caused her to have triplets.

That's true. It was something in the air.

Legs.

25 posted on 11/18/2010 10:35:32 AM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: trisham
Actually it says her grandmother is 62. No mention of her parents. The sperm donor is 22.
26 posted on 11/18/2010 2:03:49 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: libh8er
What do you expect her grandmother to say? The sperm donor's not involved.

Obviously the girl's parents aren't around either.

Her grandmother is helping care for her triplet great grandkids. That's not government.

27 posted on 11/18/2010 2:08:41 PM PST by newzjunkey
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“Her grandmother is helping care for her triplet great grandkids. That’s not government.”

It will be. The German taxpayers will be involved soon and for the long haul, I’m sure.


28 posted on 11/18/2010 2:17:35 PM PST by PLMerite (Fix the FR clock. It's time.)
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To: newzjunkey

Thanks. :)


29 posted on 11/18/2010 2:50:20 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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