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    Morning After Pill

    Just Curious> I saw an item on NBC news tonight about the debate of providing The "morning after pill" over the counter down here in the lower 48. Is the medication available OTC in Canada?

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    I'm pretty sure it's not, and neither should it be, that stuff is potent to the point of being toxic and should not be used as a form of contraception.
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    Also called Plan B

    Quote Originally Posted by Gee
    I'm pretty sure it's not, and neither should it be, that stuff is potent to the point of being toxic and should not be used as a form of contraception.
    Wrong! It is available without a prescription and thank the gods that it is.
    I have enough kids so I don`t want anymore.... accidents do happen.
    Its not much more toxic than birth control pills. The women I know who`ve taken it have all been fine a day after taking the 2 pills....and a lot less sressed waiting for their next period
    PS I agree with one thing though....you gotta be nuts to take it as a form of contraception.

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    Are you sure you don't need a prescription? I was under the impression that yes, it was available in Canada....however, it had to be prescribed by a doctor. The reason i'm saying this is because i got into a huge debate recently with a buddy of mine who's a doctor who refuses to prescribe it based on his religious beliefs.

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    The Pill

    Ok guys, you're being confused.

    Morning After Pill = 4 regular birth control pills taken two at a time, 12 hours apart

    Normally only two pills would work taken 12 hours apart. It is almost the same as being on the pill except for you take it occasionally as opposed to all the time. Many women are sensitive to birth control pills, they should be taking 2 and not 4 pills. Actually only one pill is enough and you take the second one to be on the safe side.

    If a woman is a subject to a lot of 'accidents' she should be either on the pill or should go to a doctor get a prescription, buy one pack of 21 pills and use them as needed.

    Carla

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    Carla I am not certain about that. (Meaning being equal to 4 birth controle pills)

    Go to any pharmacy, give your medicare card and tell them you need plan B or the morning after pill. The pharmacist will ask some questions to make sure it is not too late (you have 72 hrs) and that it is not contra-indicated (for example it is not reccomended if you have a history of blood clots.) Then voila! You get your pills. You do not need to see a doctor first to get this pescription. It is a perscription but pharmiscists as well as doctors can perscribe it.

    I know bcuz I have had to deal with broken condoms on a a couple of occaisions (no not only during work!) (This is why regular testing is so important to me.)

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    It appears that you are both right as to the use of regular birth control pills-it depends on the ingredients of the specific birth control pill being used.
    http://www.fwhc.org/birth-control/ecinfo.htm

    In the US, six states allow purchase without prescription. As usual, much of the country has heads up asses.

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    Ronnie is right (as usual
    Plan B is a behind the counter birth control pill (actually 2 pills taken 12 hours apart) that does not require a Dr`s perscription in Quebec. It must be taken within 72 hours of an "accident" and is about 80% effective
    Doc if your Dr. friend is against this non abortion pill on religious grounds then he should be against all contraceptives on the same moral grounds.

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    other provinces

    You still need a prescription in some of the other provinces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExoticSpirit
    You still need a prescription in some of the other provinces.
    I believe you're quite correct. I just had a few 'ladies' email me telling me that the morning-after pill can be had over-the-counter in the province of Quebec and all you need is the pharmacist's okay after some testing is performed. However, i don't believe this to be the case in some other provinces, such as Ontario and British Columbia.

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