Yesterday, I discussed with Ms. (Sara) Crocker the medical implications of Plan B. Use of oral contraceptives in normal dosages, not the higher doses available in Plan B increases a woman’s risk for embolism (blood clots) especially if she is a smoker and/or diabetic. It logically follows that there may be more incidences of pulmonary embolism/strokes (from a clot) or deep vein thrombosis which has the complication of becoming dislodged resulting in pulmonary embolism which results in many deaths in America in a year. There are no long-term studies that look at the long-term effects of these high doses of hormones. I am unsure why I was noted to be a Nurse Practitioner if the comments I made about health concerns were not published.
There is no control in place to ensure that someone won’t use this medication every month, several times a year, etc… Why does the policy of the FDA not include making birth control pills available over the counter as well? In America, abortion is used as birth control and it is unfortunately easy to see that this can also being used in the same fashion.
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