The Pill and Its Prison

So we- as in stupid kids and drug addicts– can purchase painkillers and sedatives over-the-counter, but we- as in responsible women- “have to go begging every year to (the) doctors and every month to the pharmacist behind the high counter” (via Hit & Run).

I say we Let the Pill Go Free!

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4 thoughts on “The Pill and Its Prison

  1. Tara says:

    I was just talking about how I have to go every year just to get my BC. I know it’s a good idea to go but if I run out and can’t get an appointment….that just ruins my week.

  2. Perhaps it’s the “sexual” nature of it. That is, dimwits at the FDA are power-hungry bureaucrats on this planet to ‘protect’ us from the choices, the decisions we have every right to make. Sex, drugs, rock n’ roll. Hell, if I want a condom, I shouldn’t have to wait until the pimply 16-year old behind the counter unlocks the plastic case.

  3. Kim says:

    I couldn’t agree more! Less attention spent on things like appointments for everyone annually for BC pills could free up time and money for things that need more attention. I also think it isn’t just sexual in nature, it’s gender oriented also.

  4. Well said Kim. You’re right, it is gender-oriented also. In what ways do you consider it so?

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