My only qualm is that I don’t trust the FDA’s independent judgment. If the manufacturer presents evidence that their product is safe, the FDA’s proven tendency is to take them at their word. However, if it is as safe as they represent, then there is no excuse for not making it available. It bothers me as a mother of (now grown) daughters to imagine that they could have bought Plan B and used it without my even knowing it, but if they did, then they also had sex without my knowing it–and that’s the greater problem. Lindy E.
Women and girls should have EVERY means available to prevent unwanted pregnancies!! Gary, your list of side effects are also symptoms of PMS, something some women endure every month, and probably at higher percentages than what you have written. Heather G.
This really pisses me off. Are they %^*^% stupid? Girls as young as 10 are having sex, and to deny them the right to NOT have a child is inhumane and ignorant. They need to face the fact that CHILDREN are having sex, whether they like it or not, and better the children be safe than have a whole generation of grandparent-raised youngsters while their parents complete high school! Obama, this is NOT the change you promised us. You are caving in to the whims of the rethuglicans, and you’ve lost my vote. Melissa B.
Sebelius has put more women and girls at risk. If they think they are pregnant and don’t want the baby, there are many horrific things they may do to themselves to stop the pregnancy. This will do nothing to stop kids from having sex but could go a long way in bringing unwanted children into our world or unrepairable damage to their bodies from taking pregnancy matters into their own hands. Carlene V.
Alright, I found this on WebMD: ”How Effective Is Plan B or Plan B One-Step? Plan B or Plan B One-Step is more effective than emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) that contain both estrogen and progestin. If you take it within 72 hours after you’ve had unprotected sex, Plan B One-Step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 89%. If you take Plan B One-Step within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. But you should know that Plan B or Plan B One-Step is not as effective as regular contraception. So don’t take it as your main form of birth control. And, it does not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases. Think of it as a backup — not for routine use. That’s why it’s called Plan I.” side effects include: Plan B side effects included: Nausea — in up to up to 23.1 percent of women, Abdominal pain (stomach pain) — up to 17.6 percent, Fatigue — up to 16.9 percent, Headaches — up to 16.8 percent, A heavier menstrual period — up to 13.8 percent, A lighter menstrual period — up to 12.5 percent, Dizziness — up to 11.2 percent, Breast tenderness — up to 10.7 percent, Vomiting — up to 5.6 percent, Diarrhea — up to 5 percent. Adult women have had over counter access since 2009, under 17 w/ prescription. I’d want to know if my 13-year-old granddaughter was taking birth control, wouldn’t you? Gary A.
If a girl as young as 11 is having sex then she is capable of making a decision to purchase this pill and use it. Also, the pill should cost $1 not $50 as I recently read. How would a teenager be able to purchase it? There are too many humans in the world now; people need to be responsible and think about the future. Not me, me, me, now, now, now. Think about the world that is being left to future generations of humans. I am really tired of women being treated as 2nd class citizens. Women, you control the sex, withhold it and these stupid men will do what we want. Janet R.
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