Should contraception for women be sold over the counter?
Due to increase in unwanted pregnancies, or it depends on the type of the contraception? What is your take on this issue?
I think they should be. Mainly because it is a hastle going to the doctors for it. And it definately depends on the type of contraception. Only birth control pills should be over the counter. The rest normally require installation by a doctor, or suffer dire hazards. My main reason for this belief is I know many women who need birth control pills for medical reasons, not to keep pregnancy at bay.
Actually, no, I don't. But not for the typical moral reasons, I DO think contraceptions should be easily available and affordable for women, but I don't think it is wise for them to be OTC. Reason: These drugs have many (some serious) side effects, and dire consequences if not used correctly. It is naive to think that all women already know how to use them correctly... young women coming of age and other women who have never used them need to be instructed in their use by a doctor. I don't trust this responsibility falling on the pharmacists' shoulders. Also, some brands/types work better for certain conditions then others, so a doctor's opinion is once more a good choice.
Iburmaster is also right that some forms of birth control require "installation".
by alexandriaruthk5 years ago
Should over the counter contraception be allowed for teen agers?or they need a prescription for it. There are emergency contraception available, and mostly women's contraceptives, but the question is, should these be...
by Zaiden Jace4 years ago
Why aren't birth control pills sold over the counter?
by dashingscorpio2 years ago
Why do you believe "unintended pregnancies" are on the rise among 20+ year olds?It's always been touted that more sexual education and better birth control methods would reduce unplanned pregnancies. Just...
by Chris Mills5 years ago
I am pro-life. I am so adamant about seeing the number of abortions decrease that I am in favor of providing contraception to minors without parental consent. I could actually work side by side with a...
by PJ Jones5 years ago
I was going to try to do a Hub on this subject. But Iam very curious about what men have to say about this subject. Why do republican men want to take away needed health services for women? It's not just...
by Cassie Smith6 years ago
Sandra Fluke at a democratic hearing complained that she and her fellow female law school students at Georgetown are burdened by having to pay $3,000 for their own contraceptives, which is why she agrees with including...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.