Holy Hormones Honey! The morning after pill is setting teen girls up for the fall from grace… Making their pelvic goldmines even easier to access at will – with no male accountability. Superseding parental rights for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations. And what about STD’s is no one concerned about making boys/men wear condoms…. How will they ever respect women if their vaginas become like ‘apple pie.’ Oh, yeah – I am irritated.
Prescribe morning-after pills in advance, say pediatricians
6:37 p.m. CST, November 26, 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wading into the incendiary subject of birth control for young teenagers, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday called on the nation’s pediatricians to counsel all of their adolescent patients about emergency contraception and make advance prescriptions for it available to girls under 17.
Because current federal policy bans over-the-counter sales of the pills to girls under 17, having a prescription on hand could help younger teens obtain emergency contraception more quickly than if they have to contact a physician only after they need it.
Calling the AAP decision “significant,” Susan Wood, former assistant commissioner for women’s health at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said, “it’s not often you see physician organizations saying that their patients are better off without the physician involvement.”
The announcement was controversial with some religious groups.
“Since when should the physicians take over the responsibility of what parents should be doing?,” said Michael O’Dea, founder and executive director of Christus Medicus Foundation.
The non-profit foundation provides consulting services to health plans which wish to avoid payments to physicians and hospitals for providing abortions, sterilization, contraception and other services it considers inconsistent with biblical teachings.
“Parents are the primary educators of children, not physicians or the government,” O’Dea said. “This is a violation of parents rights to be the primary educator of their children.”
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which represents the country’s Catholic church leadership, called the recommendation “tragic.”