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  •  You make a good point here. (3+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, Lujane, myboo

    Parity is essential on all human rights issues -- equal rights for both genders regarding reproduction. (This is going to be more difficult for women than men, ironically. But, that's for another time...)

    And here are a couple of side points:

    As for medical uses of any medication that have not been approved by the FDA specifically for those uses -- insurance companies will generally not pay for off-label uses -- until the FDA approves it for that use. I'm not sure where birth control pills come in on that, but I believe I've read that ED meds are still off label, thus not covered for other issues.

    One of the problems for men understanding the connection between female contraception and sex verses their own:

    Men use contraception and ED fluffers at the point-of-purchase -- so to speak. So they connect pills with sex. Women often use contraception months in advance, or sometimes years -- in the case of IUDs. Even pills are taken daily are done so in a way that is completely unconnected to sex.

    That will probably take time to sink in, too.

    The only thing more medically dangerous for a woman than an abortion -- is a pregnancy. Preventing either one is a medical emergency as far as I can see.


    "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

    by Pluto on Sat Mar 03, 2012 at 05:53:35 PM PST

    •  Not all "off label" (2+ / 0-)
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      Pluto, Lujane

      From my People's Pharmacy link recommending Cialis to the guy who needs to get off Flomax before his eye surgery:

      The FDA recently approved this medication for urinary symptoms of prostate enlargement.

      from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

      by Catte Nappe on Sat Mar 03, 2012 at 05:59:36 PM PST

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      •  I imagine that holds true for birth control pills (2+ / 0-)
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        Catte Nappe, Lujane

        So we probably have parity.

        Ipso facto, both genders are being treated equally by insurance companies -- if not by right wing pundits.

        Now, if only the FDA would approve glaucoma medication for growing eyelashes -- I could pay $34.00 for Latisse instead of $190.00 for the same stuff.


        "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

        by Pluto on Sat Mar 03, 2012 at 06:07:05 PM PST

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