Counter Birth Control Research Paper

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Birth control has been a talked about topic for years. Many people have different views and thoughts of the sale of over the counter birth control pills. The sale of over the counter birth control pills has sparked controversies of whether or not the sale is safe for consumers. Several physicians, medical colleges, and consumers have different thought on the sale of birth control without a physician’s prescription. Which I will be arguing my views and opinions against selling birth control pills over the counter without a physician’s prescription. For a couple of years many Colleges and Gynecologist have been proposing the idea of selling over the counter birth control pills. This method of sale does not require a physician’s prescription.…show more content…
This causing several risks the consumer may face by not attending to their annually check-up with their assigned physician. Without a physician’s prescription comes many dangerous risk. The risks the consumer might face for not having routinely check-ups are serious. Which is why many physicians are against allowing over the counter birth control sale. Many of the risks include an increase of sexually transmitted disease. As noted by Birth Control News “…sexually transmitted disease screenings are not necessary to obtain a birth control prescription, the truth is that many doctors will not prescribe birth control if a woman has gone over a year without a pap smear.”(Dillon, 2012) Now, I know from reading this information that sexually transmitted disease screening are not required to receive a birth control prescription. But a physician will probably not prescribe a birth control prescription if test are not done in an annually check-up. So, doctors will most likely require test before giving a prescription. When test are being done the doctor can check to see if the patient has contracted any sexually transmitted diseases. If prescriptions are not required for patients, they are more likely to not get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. This causing an increase of sexually transmitted diseases due to not being tested and not knowing they have…show more content…
According to Our Bodies Selves “ACOG notes, though, that making the pill non-prescription might increase the cost for women who have health insurance — especially since under health care reform, contraception can be purchased without a co-pay.” (Walden, 2012) Currently many females rely on their health insurance to acquire birth control. Since the new health care policy has been enacted many American’s rely on health care for their medical needs. The number of Americans that rely on health care to provide birth control has spiked over the years. With this said, the number of birth control consumers that will be affected by the rise of the cost of birth control will increase. Although the increasing cost of birth control will not affect non health insured. The number of non-insured Americans is lower than those Americans that are in fact enrolled in health care. This meaning that the majority of the consumers will have to pay out of their pocket to receive birth control pills over the counter. Making the cost of birth control will increase enormously. Better explained by Mom Junction “Prescription drugs are subsidised by insurance companies, which means customers are left with a small amount to pay, so buying them over the counter means you have to spend more.”(Mankani, 2015) This affecting many of the American’s that pay for their
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