Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Links

In a new feature on Ladder on Wheels, each Friday I'll be sharing some links I found particularly interesting over the previous week. So here we go...
* I have a bone to pick with one of Galanos' points here, though--the reason Plan B is available without a prescription while the birth-control pill is not is the element of time. For the morning-after pill to be effective, it must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, thus making the prescription requirement potentially nullifying to the pill's effect. What if, for example, the condom breaks the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving? You may not be able to get a prescription until the following Monday, thus making the whole thing useless. None of this disproves Galanos' assertions regarding the danger of the chemicals or the need for parental consent, however.

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