Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Digby: Teen Sex Cults - caused by birth control?


Digby blogs on the mindset that led to this:

In the memo released by the FDA, Dr. Curtis Rosebraugh, an agency medical officer, wrote: "As an example, she [Woodcock] stated that we could not anticipate, or prevent extreme promiscuous behaviors such as the medication taking on an 'urban legend' status that would lead adolescents to form sex-based cults centered around the use of Plan B."

Emergency contraception is an important issue and the decision on whether or not it should be sold without a prescription shouldn't get mired in people's darkest fantasies about what could happen.

The raw truth is that abusive sexual behavior (to others and to self) is already here. Withholding birth control can't be the only response to this very serious problem.

Since the younger the girl is when she is at risk for pregnancy, the more likely it is that she has a history of sexual abuse or rape, all birth control should come with some basic information about sexual abuse and include the contact information for a national help line.
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