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17 year olds to use Plan B?
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24 Mar 2009, 03:55
T.A.I
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Last I checked and last I understood, the Plan B pill simply prevents the blastula (the little ball of stem cells that sticks itself to the uterine lining) from implanting to the uterine wall.

Slightly different from an abortion, but you don't end up pregnant either way.


People need to understand several things.

1) Sex and marriage are no longer related in today's world. Stop trying to hold onto dying ideals.
2) Children and marriage are no longer related in today's world.
3) Teenagers will have sex. End of fucking story.

Here's an interesting concept too: the people that believe abortion is wrong, aren't going to abort a fetus. The people that don't care and would see an abortion or the Plan B pill as a viable option, are going to do what they see necessary and fit, and it's nobody's place but the unique individual to decide which choice to make.

If you don't like the Plan B pill, don't take it. Simple as that. Let other people do as they wish and take whatever consequences come with it.
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24 Mar 2009, 04:12
Tam I Am
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A lot of people feel the same way I do. There's nothing wrong with it. I don't think they are "dying ideals" they're just what I was raised with and continue to believe in. What's so wrong with that?
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24 Mar 2009, 04:22
Chris
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You're not looking at it from the bigger picture. They are dying ideals whether you still follow them or not.

The fact that you believe in them shouldn't factor in on whether or not someone should have an abortion or take birth control pills.
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24 Mar 2009, 04:24
Tam I Am
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Mm. I can see your point and I can somewhat understand where you're coming from but I'm still going to hold onto my beliefs.
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24 Mar 2009, 04:24
Chris
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That's fine.
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24 Mar 2009, 04:12
Chris
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No.
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24 Mar 2009, 15:30
Acid Fairy
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That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard.

Kids are going to have sex. End of.

By people taking that pill, is it hurting you? No. So go worry about the more important things in life.
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24 Mar 2009, 18:50
kein mitleid
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The abortion in pill form was called RU-486 aka mifepristone aka mifeprex. Not Plan B. Two distinctly different things.

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25 Mar 2009, 01:46
Radiant Designs
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Plan B is, in no way, abortion. If an egg is already fertilized and implanted into the uterine wall, the Plan B pill does nothing. All it can do is stop a fertilized egg from implanting. I suppose it all goes back to where you believe "life" begins though...
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24 Mar 2009, 04:55
darksun
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I'm certainly glad that I got it that time the condom broke when I was 17.
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24 Mar 2009, 15:32
Acid Fairy
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There you go, prefect example of somebody being responsible and the contraception failing them, like it is known to do. If there wasn't Plan B, what would people like you have done?!
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24 Mar 2009, 05:15
Lady Sheri
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yowza, this is heating up quickly. haha

I find it amusing that the people who are against it have no real reason for a 17 year old to not get it, other than perpetuating that it's an abortion pill. So basically, it's not that it's wrong for a 17 year old to have it; it's wrong for everyone to have it.

BTW. I took Plan B less than a month ago. I lost my job on February 6th, and only qualify for $11 in food assistance WITHOUT a baby (which I didn't even apply for). How the fuck am I supposed to take care of a child or the health of an unborn child? My boyfriend (of four years next month) currently works at Wal-Mart, and I get unemployment. We get along fine right now... without a baby.

When someone decides that Plan B goes against their moral beliefs, they need to consider someone else and the situation they live in. No one else is living my life for me, why should someone else get to call the shots? And if they do... my cable bill and electric bill is coming up due, I can tell ya where to send the checks.
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24 Mar 2009, 06:25
Lacey
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I think that it should be available to 16 and up, that way, it doesn't encourage younger kids to have sex with the thought that, 'if we do then we have a back up', but a lot more teenagers are having sex over the age of 16 and so I think it should be available to them because it will prevent unwanted pregnancies and keep teenagers from winding up as parents or having abortions. Its not an abortion pill so thats not the issue, its just like birth control only you only take the after instead of all the time.. so if they have a problem with that maybe they should ban ALL birth controll! (Just kidding)
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24 Mar 2009, 08:20
Transit
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Can't you get it at virtually any age in the uk
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24 Mar 2009, 08:33
Jessica [Private]
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I think you can get it at any age here, as well.
I believe its just a matter of parental knowledge/consent.
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24 Mar 2009, 08:36
Transit
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You don't need consent here, all contraception is free in the UK as well.
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24 Mar 2009, 10:08
The Ryan
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It's not always, yo! You need to be female to get the morning after pill. And my friend had to pay 30 quid for it!
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24 Mar 2009, 11:09
Transit
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Go to boots, lloyds, superdrug or co-op and it is free, same with your doctor too, men can't buy it as they can't answer any medical questions, just like a man can't go to the doctor to be prescribed the contraceptive pill on someone elses behalf.
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24 Mar 2009, 15:33
Acid Fairy
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Yep I think so.

I got it at 18 from an NHS drop in clinic. The LOOKS I got have made me determined to never have to go down that route again!
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24 Mar 2009, 15:40
Transit
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Talking of looks, I had to buy a pregnancy test for a friend, she can't even say the word sex nevermind buy a test, which to me means she shouldn't be having sex. Anyway, I don't look slaggy, chavvy or anything like that, but the look the pharmacist gave me in Boots was disgusting, you'd of thought I was buying a clap kit.
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24 Mar 2009, 15:46
Acid Fairy
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HAHA when my mate was 15, she went to her doctors to get the morning after pill for her friend, which she know realises was stupid since her doctor asked her all sorts of personal questions, even though she was actually a virgin at the time!

She says her doctor is always concerned about how 'sexually active' she is when she goes now ;D

I think she was just lucky her doctor didn't make her take the morning after pill in front of him cos they usually do!
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24 Mar 2009, 15:47
panda bear.
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I went and bought a test yesterday and the pharmacist was really nice. Even told me to use it in the morning for better results! haha :) I'm totally comfortable buying things like that... if I get looks from the pharmacist then so be it. It's not in their job description to judge me :P
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25 Mar 2009, 01:51
Radiant Designs
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I've had to buy pregnancy tests before, and I tell you I got worse looks when I was buying CONDOMS than when when I bought the pregnancy test! Self check out is a brilliant thing, yo :P.
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24 Mar 2009, 08:45
.November.Butterfly.
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interesting debate.
I think in UK the morning after pill is available over the counter from age 16, and is available from some school nurses, and family planning clinics and doctors etc under that age too. I only have one friend whos ever taken it, when the condom broke or they got lost in the moment. I think its good its available for those who need to take it, but I would hope that my daughter would think/plan ahead before having sex! but that doesn't happen sometimes.
I don't think its telling people to go out and have random sex.but education is always needed... morning after pill obviously doesn't protect from STIs! And obviously they need to encourage contraception before the act... but then i guess thats why its called plan B!
Teens have sex. I lost my virginity at 15, with contraception, that i had discussed with my mother, She asked me to only do it when we were ready, and if i wasn't sure then to wait. I'm really thankful of my mum's open mindedness, and being able to talk about it with me. As a result i have no regrets about having sex when i did, with who i did, even though i'm not with him anymore.
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24 Mar 2009, 10:06
The Ryan
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A friend of mine recently tried to buy the morning after pill for his girlfriend. He's 23, but was refused it because he is male! He had to wait for his girlfriend to get off work and she had to go pick it up. Might have been too late by then, yo!
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