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Why Birth Control Still Requires a Prescription

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All doctors agree that birth control honestly does not require a trip to the hospital as much as painkillers like Tylenol would. So why do us females still need to put in the time? Why are females still made to visit the doctor even when the doctors think it an unnecessary visit?

Because of the liberals. It’s a political decision. If you live in the United States, you can’t obtain birth control pills without a prescription from a doctor. This federal requirement means that roughly 10.6 million American women on oral contraception must accept regular, invasive, and unnecessary medical care as part of preventing pregnancy.

Decades of research favors the idea that over-the-counter (OTC) oral contraceptives are safe. They’re sold without a prescription in nations across the world, and high-dose emergency contraception has been sold over-the-counter in the U.S. for years. Safety isn’t the issue.

Nor is there an obvious political impediment. 

Women deserve better than politically motivated paternalism, but until birth control can be obtained without permission, that’s what their stuck with.

Out of 147 countries, the U.S. is among just 45 where a prescription is necessary to obtain birth control pills.

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Ivy Heffernan, student of Economics at Buckingham University. Junior Analyst at HeffX and experienced marketing director.