“Don’t Do the Crime if You Can’t Do the Time?!” Our Editor-in-Chief Dismantles Misinformation About Plan B

“The reality is that people are freaking out and focusing on the 11 to 13 year old group when rates of sexual activity in that group are fairly low. For those who need to have access, it’s a time sensitive method. You can’t wait to call the doctor on a weekend and get a prescription, because by then it’s too late.” – Jodi Jacobson (via WUSA•9)

  • http://twitter.com/coreytrnr Corey Turner

    I cannot see how being available over the counter will make this a first line of defense. It is $50 a pack! No way would a tween/teen be able to use this as a primary form of birth control. In fact, that price shock may make them realize that if they are going to keep having sexual relations, then they need to go to a PP or their own doctor and get on the pill. As for the FB comment about “not doing the crime if you can’t pay the time”? What a way to look at motherhood.

  • apstyle

    Denying young women access and forcing them to live the lives of “16 and pregnant” stars is just as much ripping their lives away as those in Afghanistan who take girls out of schools because they don’t think they can learn. Give them access and trust them (and likely their parent, sister or friend who is there with them) and they will have the resources to continue without the stress of raising a child while still being a child.

  • KK

    @Corey Turner, Plan B IS expensive, but was never meant to be a primary means of birth control., It is emergency contraception, meant to be used in the absence of a regular method of birth control, or during times of birth control failure, such as a broken condom. I’m guessing it’d be easier for a teen to scrounge up $50 once, than to cope with the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy. Hopefully needing and using Plan B is a wakeup call that buys time to get onto an effective method of birth control.