Should Plan B Be Delivered to Your Door?
SodaHead Living 2012/04/27 17:00:00
There are few topics as controversial as Plan B, also known as "the morning-after pill" -- at least in the U.S. In fact, it can even be difficult to track the pill down at your local pharmacy. But in the UK, it’s much easier. According to How About We, a new service will let women order Plan B online and then have a messenger service deliver the pills to them.
If you've ever had an, er, emergency, you know how alarming it can be. Which is why How About We thinks the notion of delivering Plan B to your doorstep is genius. "It's scary enough to cope with something like a broken condom without having to deal with insurance issues or problems finding a pharmacy with Plan B in stock," they say.
Plan B is also known as "emergency contraception." According to the drug's website, the sooner you take it, the better it works. When taken as directed -- within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure -- approximately 7 out of 8 women who would have gotten pregnant will not become pregnant.
Plan B uses the same ingredient found in many birth control pills, levonorgestrel, to help prevent pregnancy from happening. It is not an abortion pill, and it won't work if you're already pregnant. So ... should it be "delivered" in the U.S.?
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