What are your thoughts on this? I think this is a bad decision.
On one hand, yes, there maybe be fewer unwanted pregnancies and underage mothers. I don't necessarily object to one's use of such a product to prevent pregnancy, but to me there are broader implications to making this more easily and more privately available to young girls. In my opinion, this opens up the door even wider to possible sexual abuse scenarios going undetected, and an increase in general sexual promiscuity among minors who think there is not any risk to early sexual activity.
At least with a doctor's prescription, there is a known legal guardian and a professional that is aware and responsible for the underage girl that is sexually active. If this kind of product is allowed to just fly off the shelf, who knows what could be going on with those who are underage and buying it? What exactly was the true benefit of ridding the need for prescription among underaged?
This post has been edited by pennyless: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:24 PM