Skip to comments.The women who use the morning after pill as everyday contraception
Posted on 10/04/2007 7:38:14 AM PDT by jacknhoo
Nursing a nagging headache and a sore throat, Gemma Pickwell queued at the pharmacy counter of her local Boots store on a chilly Saturday morning, her arms laden with cold remedies.
She felt her cheeks flush as she then sheepishly muttered to the pharmacist that she also needed the morning-after pill.
But Gemma's blushes were not simply prompted by the embarrassment of having to ask for such an emergency measure, or the fact that the night before she'd had drunken, unprotected sex with her boyfriend, but also because, shockingly, it was her 60th request for the drug in less than five years.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
The pill separated sex from procreation and IVF has separated procreation from sex.
Marriage is no longer the eternal bond of mutual faithfulness, responsibility and devotion.
Prenuptial contracts, live-in experimentation and quickie divorces are now the norm.
Soon insurance companies will refuse to pay for the support of a child that could have been determined in utero to be genetically defective and therefore subject to legal abortion.
Whatever became of sin...
Contraception takes place BEFORE conception. Anything thereafter is the ending of the progress of a developing life.
if they get a mid-morning quicky, do they have to wait till the next morning?
The morning after pill shoots a massive amount of hormones through the body to stop ovulation immediately. This is not healthy and should only be done if the first method fails.
This pill is not the same as RU-486. It is not a poison and will not harm a conceived embryo. It stops ovulation and thickens the mucus to stop sperm.
In other news, I use a gamma knife to scratch my back.
Whoaaaaaaaa, what's wrong with this picture.........
Whatever became of privacy?
Whatever became of responsibility?
Wouldn’t it be reasonable to assume eventual internal damage from taking such a hormone blaster once each month for 5 years?
I asked a question, one that pertains to this.
I find it a bit troubling this woman’s interaction with her pharmacy is up for public discussion, don’t you?
You know what they say - an abortion a day keeps salvation away.
She will pay a price for hammering her body with such doses of hormones.
Even aside from the potential health consequences, it’s a stupid financial decision. This article says the pill is 25 pounds per dose (over $50 these days); the last time I was aware of the price in the U.S. it was about $80 although that was a few years ago. I don’t know what regular birth control costs but it has to be much less than that. Does insurance (or “the NHS” in England) cover birth control or emergency contraception?
Plan B only works when it works before conception, before fertilization.
Studies in ovulating women who have had their tubes tied, show that Plan B works to delay ovulation and to keep the sperm from getting to the oocyte, and that there’s no measurable change in the lining of the uterus. With the single (two pill) use.
I do wonder what the woman’s cholesterol level is and what her ovaries look like. Actually, I wonder why she hasn’t become pregnant, since her body is eventually going to have “break through” ovulation.
Actually, one way that “plan b” works is to prevent implanation of the embryo, since conception precedes implantation by about 7-10 days. If “pregnancy” is defined as beginning at implantation, then yes, plan b is unlikely to harm an established pregnancy. From the FDA website:
“Plan B works like other birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. Plan B acts primarily by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary (ovulation). It may prevent the union of sperm and egg (fertilization). If fertilization does occur, Plan B may prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the womb (implantation). If a fertilized egg is implanted prior to taking Plan B, Plan B will not work.”
BTW, preventing implanation is also one of the ways that the IUD works, as well as ordinary birth control pills, in some cases.
Very reasonable. The cycle could change and make it impossible to conceive.
Hormones have a strong effect on brain function and emotions. She is already complaining about emotional issues in the article.
Seriously, how hard is it to remember taking a little pill once a day? People like this shouldn't be having sex.
Which sins can we get away with? Or is it only those without sin who get salvation?
Ignore the science if you want.
The paperwork in the packet is out of date “lawyer talk,” and not at all the latest science. The first article showing the results in ovulating women was published in 2001 and the second in 2004. There have been confirming studies on the results.
The links to the articles and prolife, pro-family docs and organizations are on that link above, if you want to learn more.
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