• http://www.contraceptivereviewer.com invalid-0

    Well done Amie for providing a public platform for this open ‘survey’ to be supported. I use the word ‘survey’ as I believe that parents, schools, health care providers and governments need to LISTEN more to what young people want and how they feel re ‘growing up’ with sex education and birth control. Any opportunity for teenagers and young women to express how they feel and get help on this important topic should be encouraged- this way is non threatening- great.

    As we all know, you start talking about one topic and others creep in so writing about Plan B will hopefully raise a few other relevant issues with these young people and the dialogue may keep going at home, at school or at the doctors clinic.

    Every young person has issues around sex and the use of contraceptives, which are very personal to THEM,regardless of how ‘common’ those issues may be globally or generationally. If discovering and broadcasting their real views via a competition such as this one helps us to better tailor our parenting skills and curriculums to what future young parents and educators need NOW then I believe the ‘prize’ will be priceless and be ‘won’ by everyone.

    While it is important to keep up to date with the ‘latest findings’ from formal studies carried out on contraceptives, (especially the Pill and other hormonal types of birth control that affect developing bodies) let’s concentrate on the FINDINGS that are in our own backyards, homes and schools and keep up to date with those too!

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    Amie – if you’re in favor of educating young people, please set an example by getting the facts straight and telling the truth. Biologically speaking, life begins at fertilization. One of the ways Plan B works is by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. Therefore Plan B is a form of chemical abortion. Please don’t misrepresent the product.

  • invalid-0

    While it is true that in addition to stopping the release of an egg or preventing fertilization of the egg, Plan B may work by preventing the fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus, this is still in no way an abortion and not one single mainstream medical organization has defined emergency contraception in this way – nor does the federal governmental agency, the FDA, define emergency contraception as a method of abortion.

    Your personal belief that life begins at conception has no connection to the medical definition of pregnancy or even, for that matter, to what the Bush administration's federal regulations have defined as pregnancy (beginning at implantation).

    Pregnancy occurs after a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall and begins to grow into an embryo. A woman's body expels many, many fertilized eggs before they can attach to the uterine wall (in fact almost half of all fertilized eggs are expelled)- this is not pregnancy and, at least, if you are going to advocate for a position please seed your position in medical fact: http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11893

    Plan B, therefore, does not cause an abortion and has no relation to medication abortion (there is no such thing as a "chemical abortion" – though that is another term created by antichoice activists who need to fabricate dramatic terminology in order to justify their false assumptions).

    If you personally believe that life begins when a sperm fertilizes an egg that's your choice. I'm not sure why you are so afraid of allowing young people to have access to the facts – especially the medical and scientific facts – that do not support your personal belief.

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    This website lists upcoming contests that are open to people WORLDWIDE and DO NOT charge any entry fee to participate. Photo contests, writing contests, essay contests, idea contests, cartoon contests, art contests, design contests and lot more other exciting contests are listed here.

  • invalid-0

    Amie, thanks for clarifying. I’m not an American. In the public schools where I live, students are taught that life begins at fertilization (it’s not just my “personal belief”). I agree that the medical community defines pregnancy as beginning at implantation. Fertilization can occur in a test tube as well as within a woman’s body. Either way, preventing a new life from receiving the food and shelter it needs to survive equates to killing it. This is not the same as such a life failing to implant on its own, given the right conditions. And I’m not trying to centre out your product here- other types of “regular” birth control also prevent implantation. Many women aren’t aware of this because they don’t read the fine print, but it should be printed on the information sheets that come with the packaging of such products.

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