The Morning After Pill
A discussion on the FDA's (Food and Drug Administration) decision to not approve the morning-after pill for over-the-counter sales.
# 94938 | 1,273 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on May 11, 2007 in Hot Topics (Birth Control) , Hot Topics (Abortion) , Medical and Health (Drugs) , Women Studies (Feminism) , English (Argument)
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The writer argues that the morning-after pill is one more strategy for controlling reproduction. The paper examines how the pill offers women a second chance to avoid an unwanted pregnancy, a "Plan B" to go to if the first plan fails. The paper further examines how emergency contraception is safe and reliable and effective for nearly 90% of women. The writer concludes that taking a morning-after pill is far from irresponsible; it makes good sense.
From the Paper:"Emergency contraception is extremely safe. A combined dose of four 50-microgram pills is only about 1/3 of the estrogen contained in a month's supply of birth control pills. Women in the 1960s, when birth control pills first came out, took 50-micrograms every single day! Other medicines, which were once prescription-only, have become over the counter medicines with no problems--why not this needed product? Ferriman (1996) reports, "Nine out of ten women who have had abortions say they would have preferred to use emergency contraception if they had known about it." She also states that 70% of abortions could be prevented by emergency contraception."
Sample of Sources Used:
- CBS News (2004). FDA rejects OTC morning-after pill. Retrieved 7/30/06: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/06/15/health/main623159.shtml.
- Ferriman, A. (1996). The day after sex. New Statesman (London, England), 127 (4388), 5 June, 28-29.
- Gardiner, H. (2004). U. S. rules morning-after pill can't be sold over the counter.
- New York Times, May 7: Retrieved 8/2/06: http://query.nytimes.com/gest/fullpage.html?sec=health&res+9C00E5DE173CF934A35756
- Kaufman, M. (2005). FDA official quits over delay on Plan B. The Washington Post. Retrieved 8/1/06: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/31/AR2005083101271.html.
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