In general medication is moved to non-prescription if there is little risk to it and it has little risk of recreational abuse. I know that there is a risk of blood clotting with birth control pills, but I don't know how high that risk is compared to side effects of other medications that have been made over the counter recently.
posted on 12/14/2012 8:22:44 PM PST
(Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
I can’t believe it’s that high a risk. How many of us use BCP yet how many women do you know that’ve had clotting trouble?
Frankly I’ve always had a problem with insurance paying for something that IS NOT a health issue. Trying not to get pregnant is not necessary for your health. Neither is anything for erectile dysfunction, nor even obstetrics. These are not real medical issues important to one’s life.
posted on 12/14/2012 8:36:27 PM PST
by the OlLine Rebel
(Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
To: KarlInOhio; the OlLine Rebel
The WHO - World Health Organization - classifies oral contraceptives as Class 1 carcinogens, just like asbestos, arsenic, formaldehyde, plutonium, et al. Read the warning notice that comes with the pill. Users run a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, cancer, blood clots and hypertension. Just the things one wants to subject the woman they “love” to.
posted on 12/14/2012 8:55:04 PM PST
by A.A. Cunningham
(Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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