Since when is more information bad?
DH-Aug 30th 1997 Josiah - 6/3/02 Isaac 7/31/03
I don't think anyone is saying more information is bad but why is one thing more important than the other. I don't use tampons unless I absolutely need to...they give me cramps. We learned about them in 5th grade and TSS. I already knew about it because of talks with Mom. I don't feel it is necessary to have a pharmacist talk to me about them...what a waste of everyone's time and I know I've seen the TSS warning on a box of tampons. I would think the insert received for the MAP would be enough and of course a pharmacist could spend some time with anyone that had questions on risks or how to take properly.
My pharmacy doesn't have a private counseling area that I know of. it's pretty quiet there though.
Mom to Elizabeth (5) and Corinne (3)
Anyway . . . I don't think anyone objects to physical information being given out with this pill, but the suggestion was made that some sort of counseling by a pharmacist be required to get it, which doesn't make sense, especially given the horror expressed by many of the same posters at the thought of sex ed in schools.
I guess I want people who use it to be informed. From what I saw, the average user is 27 years old so I assume that most of the users are informed and either had an accident with birth control or chose not to use any. I would prefer to catch the people who are not using any yet don't want to be pregnant.
I have no problem with it being available without a prescription. I don't understand why treating it as an OTC medicine is a problem though. No one would force the pharmacist to talk to you, just like any other medicine but it should be an option.
Where I used to live they had the little rooms but not here. The pharmacy tech does ask you if you want to speak with the pharmacist and for anything more private than "take this with food" I would still ask to speak in private, even if it was off to the side.
DD1 July 2008 (41w3d)
November 2010 (13 weeks)
DD2 August 2011 (33w5d)
And frankly, no, I don't believe that your friends sisters death highlights a failure of the public schools, or of our collective system of pharmacists. Sadly, sometimes crap happens.
My 13 year old and I had a conversation about this last night. She believes that if a girl is not willing to have a conversation with an adult to laccess it, she is probably not prepared to have sex. She thinks that if the girl was embarrassed a little it might be a good thing, next time she has sex she might be more careful.
Thought that was an interesting thought from a person in the age group that is effected by this law change
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson