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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Someone asked earlier about the stats from the CDC. They define "teen pregnancy" and "teen birth rate" as those in women under the age of 18. Married 18 & 19 year olds aren't swaying the statistics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    That is unusual, I think. I talk to my Dr's, not my pharmacist. Either way, that has nothing to do with this debate, as Dr's are not involved with this pill. These side effects simply aren't that big of a deal, if they were this would not be available without a prescription, let alone OTC.
    It is the pharmacist's job to consult with the person purchasing the meds, regarding allergies, contraindications and side effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    Whenever I get a prescription filled at the pharmacy, the assistant asks if I have had the drug before. If no, then they call the pharmacist over and she quickly goes over the side effects, dosage and warnings. It takes less than a minute and I am able to ask any questions I have. I especially appreciate this when I am nursing as I like the double check that the med is safe. If I say I am familiar with the med I pay for it and leave without the conversation. Either way a full page printout stating those things is included in the bag if I need to reference it. I wouldn't mind something like this being done for plan B. I like the idea that the child be offered the option to discuss the med and ask questions if they want to, and even if they say no, the larger pamphlet is more likely to be read than the small one in the box.
    This isn't a prescription. The only other drugs that are required held behind the counter are those that can be made into meth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Why are you assuming that a "little girl" who has the emotional maturity to make a willful, consious decision to have sex with a friend is somehow incapable of making a decision about preventing a pregnancy? I think the fact that she has the knowledge & foresight to actually seek out the MAP shows precisely that she *is* capable of making that decision. Some 12yos might still be playing with dolls and not know much about their bodies, but not every 12yo is the same. At that age, I'd been a latchkey kid for about five years, doing my own laundry and making the family dinners for years, and I took my baby sister to daycare or Nana's house every morning before school. And I'd been dealing with AF for two years without my mom even being aware I'd started.
    I dont believe a 12 year old that can do her own laundry and makes dinners is automatically ready for sex. I am sure you and I have very different idea on being ready for sex. My dd#2 will be 11 tomorrow, she has been doing all those things (aside from being home alone since I only leave her for short periods) for a couple years and I know she is not ready for sex.
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    When I pick up my kids meds at the pharmacy I am asked if I want pharmacist counsel. I can decline.
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    I will be honest, I don't think any 12-year-old is really ready to have sex. That doesn't change my opinion that this pill should be made available without a prescription.
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    Me too laurie- it actually makes my skin crawl . But it happens, consentually, very sadly. Lots of things I hate happen.

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    We had a girl in my class that was pregnant by the end of 8th grade and gave birth over the summer before 9th. It does sadly happen. We're 33 and she has a 19 year old.
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    Yeah, these things happen and it's very sad and difficult. There's a girl in my niece's grade at school (she's 14) who gives blow jobs to the guys because she thinks it makes them like her. It's heartbreaking.
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    First of all, the avaliabilty of other medicines has no bearing on this. I could not find any age restrictions on buying Monistat, but don'tcha think a 12 YO buying a treatment for a yeast infection would need conseling? The reasons for restricting the purchase on previously-mentioned medicines have little to do with the meds itself. Like someone else said, sudafed is limited to a certain amount and they scan your ID. The gov't doesn't think I'm going to OD on it; they don't want me to make meth.

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    Fathers of children born to teens are on average almost four years older than the mothers, and a majority is over the age of 21.
    . This isn't going to lead to pressure or coersion for the young teen to get plan B - the coersion would aleady be there because, statistically, the boyfriends are old enough to buy it.
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