Opinion: Should a doctor give a teenager the Plan B prescription ahead of having unplanned sex?

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Kate - posted on 11/29/2012

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I assume you are referring to just having Plan B on hand? I would say no. Having Plan B on hand makes it Plan A- if a teen is asking about getting Plan B they should be on birth controle and someone needs to have a discussion with them about STD's and the emotional effects of sex.



That being said, I think that it should be available to teens. And I don't know that it should be as easy to get as it is, only because it should be an "opps" purchase followed by an STD check and a discussion about protection with an adult. Obviously teen pregnancy is an issue, but STD's are too. Pregnancy can be "resolved" (keeping the baby, giving baby up for adoption or abortion- obviously it's not just that simple, but there are STD's that are forever (HPV as an example). Plan B has no effect on that.

Tracey - posted on 11/29/2012

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If a girl is prepared to get the morning after pill before the event, she should be organised enough to arrange suitable contraception which would eliminate the need for the morning after pill.

Tabitha - posted on 11/28/2012

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Plan b is the morning after pill. If you take it within 24 hours of unprotected sex it prevents the sperm from meeting the egg, therefore preventing an unwanted pregnancy :) And no i do not think it should be given out before having sex. But i do think it should be available at age 16 without a prescription, and without parental consent. I will explain why if i need to :)

Desiree - posted on 11/28/2012

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Um No would be my first answer to this. My child is underage and therefore her business is my business. I am the parent not him.

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