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Old 02-23-2002, 01:47 PM   #21
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Well, isn't religion sticking its nose into medical practice in this instance? That doctor is imposing his religious views on the masses regardless of whether or not his decision is right for the women who come to him. I'd be interested to know what kind of interview he gave for his med school admission. If he expressed extreme fundamentalist views, he would have been removed from the application process, believe me.
Nope, this is not religion "sticking its nose" into medical practice. This doctor is simply exercising his right as a doctor to provide services he deems ethical. He obviously believes it is not right for single women to be sexually active. He therefore will not help them do it.
And do you really considering his views on sex as "extreme fundamentalist" views?

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Old 02-23-2002, 11:18 PM   #22
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I know this from experience.
me too. i went on the pill when i was 15 for said reasons, and guess what...3.5 years later i'm *still* a virgin. just cuz you're on the pill doesn't mean you're using it as a form of birth control, or that you want to.
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And do you really considering his views on sex as "extreme fundamentalist" views?

To be honest with you, no I don't. But I question what else this man opposes.
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It should also be noted that the Pill is not *only* used for contraception. It can be used to treat acne, endometriosis, irregular menstrual periods and other women's health problems. So, how does this "doctor" treat women with problems such as these?
I was just going to bring this up. There are numerous instances where the pill must be used as a hormonal regulator. I know this from experience. So, how will this doctor determine whether or not a woman who really *must* be on the pill for health reasons isn't also sexually active at the same time? The pill has numerous beneficial effects other than preventing pregnancy, and I want to know exactly how this doctor is able to predict what the primary effect of the pill each woman is attempting to benefit from.
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About MAP's comments, I don't really see a Christian Scientist being a doctor because as far as I know they don't really believe in medical treatment at all. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I have never been quite sure if that's quite true or not.)

As far as what a Jehovah's Witness doctor would do regarding blood transfusions, I'm a JW and I am sure that a doctor in my faith would not be involved with the providing of a blood transfusion, but also would not stand in the way of someone getting one. We also believe abortion is wrong but don't (for instance) picket clinics. Forcing your beliefs like that is not right.

But perhaps if you feel that something that comes up regularly in your profession might compromise your beliefs, you shouldn't be in that profession.

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But it's not treatment. We're not talking about a medical treatment. If he was denying his patients medical treatment, that would be one thing. But we're talking about birth control here. It is NOT a medical necessity. It is quite possible to live without sex.

As others have pointed out, birth control pills are not prescribed exclusively to prevent pregnancy. At the age of 19, I went on the pill to decrease the flow of my menstrual periods and lessen the severity of menstrual cramps which often kept me in bed when I should have been in class or at work.
Too much personal information, but I do believe that people need to know that women don't just take the pill for contraception. It has made several positive impacts on my health, and for that, I'm grateful that I have access to it.


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It has made several positive impacts on my health
me too. i went on the pill for all the reasons you mentioned as well, and i also noticed my skin cleared up, since i went on ortho-tricyclen. it really did do wonders.
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It is quite possible to live without sex.

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