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Back Up Your Birth Control This New Year’s Eve (VIDEO)

Back Up Your Birth Control This New Year’s Eve (VIDEO)

Another year is about to pass and still emergency contraception (EC) is confined behind the pharmacy counter. I, like many other women, had hoped that by now EC would be available over-the-counter, but since HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA’s recommendation to do so without any age restrictions we still face these barriers.

With the holiday season upon us the need for emergency contraception is great. As NARAL’s clever video points out, “If you can accidentally text your grandmother on New Year’s Eve, what else can go wrong? Condoms break. Pills are forgotten. Back up your birth control.”

Check out the video for yourself!

What do you think? Should emergency contraception be available over-the-counter without age restriction?

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6:11PM PST on Jan 29, 2012

Good one!

9:35PM PST on Jan 25, 2012

Statistically, there is a surge of births in late September early October because of "New Year´s babies"

12:56PM PST on Jan 3, 2012

Funny ... and true.

5:12AM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Thanks for the article.

3:30PM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Moe...you live in a very sweet world where moms have candid discussions about sex with daughters who are never afraid to bring up the topic. You live in a very sweet world where moms of teens who have a bad sexual experience are supportive and non-judgmental.

If I'd found myself afraid of being pregnant in my teens, I would never In A MILLION YEARS have been able to discuss that with my mother....let alone have her buy me a Plan B and hold my (figurative) hand!

11:22AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

funny video...LOLz!

9:28AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Articles like these are just trying to be deceptive. Plan B is available over the counter to anyone 18 years and older anyone younger needs a prescription. If you need to prove you are 21 to drink than what is wrong with the new Plan B ruling? If a teenage has sex and she is worried about being pregnant I think two things should happen, 1. she should discuss what has happened with her mother (mom can always buy Plan B) and 2. The mother should go and have a long talk with the boy’s parents and what his responsibilities are as a potential father with his sexual habits.
I have strong feelings about condoning children having sex too young. We have been doing that and now, when we were originally concerned about 17 and 18 year olds having sex, we are worry about them hitting puberty and having sex at somewhere around 11 to 13 years old. And we know they are having sex younger and younger and STILL we say to them, I understand your hormones are going crazy so go ahead just be safe and protected. What a bunch of morons we have come to be as parents. Teach children to respect themselves and others; teach them what’s going on with their hormones and show them they can command them. Give them all the information they need, but please stop condoning them having sex; they need to be well adjusted children before they can be well adjusted adults.

9:44PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Birth control - population control -- is of utmost importance. Emergency contraception is maybe the second best, next to getting it right the first time. It doesn't always work, though, does it?

9:31PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Smart move.

8:06PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Thank you for your message.

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