Pharmacies Are Giving inaccurate Information About Plan B to Teens
There are some people out there who really don’t want young women to have access to contraception. A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health has found that a good chunk of pharmacies aren’t giving teens the right information about emergency contraception.
Posing as 17-year-old girls, the researchers called 940 pharmacies in Nashville, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Austin, and Portland, OR. What they found is both shocking and entirely unsurprising, if that’s possible. The researchers posing as teens were told by 20 percent of the pharmacies they called that teens couldn’t get an emergency contraceptive at all. This, of course, is untrue. In addition, only about half of the remaining 80 percent got the age requirement right.
This study was completed before the age restriction was lifted for one type of emergency contraception, Plan B One-Step. I’d like to give pharmacies the benefit of the doubt. As Think Progress reports, there is still a brand of EC that requires women of all ages to get a prescription. But really, it’s the pharmacy’s job to know this kind of thing, so giving them the benefit of the doubt is probably letting them off too easy.
Besides, there seemed to be a lot of general confusion surrounding Plan B that just shouldn’t be there. According to Think Progress,
The Truth Is Out There--Do Not Let the Religious Right cover it up with lies and deceptions!!!
Plan B is needed as long as the Crime of Rape and Incest still happen--Giving Women no choice but to continue a pregnancy that was forced onto them should be a Crime--IF God is a Loving Father Then as a Loving Father--He should--He would understand that--if only LOVE CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND NOT ONLY JUDGMENT AND CONDEMNATION---IF ONLY.
THANK YOU RELIGIOUS RIGHT FOR REMINDING US WHY WE SHOULD NOT OUT LIE OUT CHEAT--OUT STEAL THE LORD THY GOD.