On WBUR's Cognoscenti, writer Judy Foreman posts here today:
Earlier this month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the country’s leading professional group for ob/gyn physicians, recommended that oral contraceptives — on the market for more than half a century now — finally be available over-the-counter.
It’s about time.
And also last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that doctors routinely counsel teenagers about emergency contraception — better known as Plan B or the morning-after pill — and prescribe it in advance, even if the teen is not sexually active. Currently, girls under 17 need prescriptions for the pills.
WBUR's Here & Now discusses the issue here, and the segment elicited this cogent comment:
Well how about the boys? Isn't it time we gave them a script for the morning-after-pill to give to their partners?
Readers? Interesting scenario, isn't it? How might that dialogue in the steamed-up car go?
This program aired on December 3, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.