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Questions about Birth Control Pills

There was an interesting article posted yesterday over at Mother Jones. The author was questioning why she needed to get a physical exam every time she wanted to renew her birth control pills. She went into the data which suggested that yearly physical exams are probably not warranted in women over 30 years old. Let’s take this one step further. Why do you need a prescription for birth control pills? Why aren’t they available over the counter? Sure, birth control pills do have risks. They are not benign. Yet, there are plenty of medications, including aspirin and ibuprofen, which have serious

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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