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chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
Haus, I think that my pill was $34 at PP, but I called around to pharmacies, and it wasn't on any of the Walgreens $4 prescriptions, but it was on their $9 prescription list. This was all sans insurance!
amybdk amybdk 7 years
"Amybdk, my friend dated a guy who did like to be naked from the waist down. He slept in a shirt, no bottoms! We still talk about how weird that was." I'm so jealous, Modus Vivendi!
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
thanks for the info guys! nya - really?? I wasn't a fan. I feel like it kind of aged her. But It was nice to see something different! :)
death-by-chocolat death-by-chocolat 7 years
Haus, re: your planned parenthood question- I live in a town with three colleges, and the planned parenthoods here charge $28 for a month of pills.
Grandpa Grandpa 7 years
The statistics on STD's are just horrendous. Your out of your mind not to use a condom unless you are in an exclusive relationship, and after blood tests.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 7 years
haus i loved her hair lol, i was like it doesn't look like a bad perm anymore
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
Amybdk, my friend dated a guy who did like to be naked from the waist down. He slept in a shirt, no bottoms! We still talk about how weird that was. Re: birth control, I was also surprised to know it wasn't affordable before! I think generic on my insurance plan is $15/month, but then again I remember way back in the day (apparently before that 2005 law) when it was $4 for three months when I was in college. I suppose affordability is all relative.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
hahah! org you make me laugh! :)
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
I don't think about it too much, since it seems like almost all reproductive choices default to women. But I have thought about how I have no recourse if my partner decides to get an abortion or not get an abortion or whatever I thought they should do. It doesn't seem fair that I could be on the hook, so to speak, without any real input or decision making power. As far as a pill goes, it would depend on the side effects. I think women get side effects like breast enlargement, which I think is pretty neat. If one of the side effects was pec-enlargement and I could add thirty pounds to my bench, I would definitely do it. (I'm sure there are also negative side effects to female birth control, but I'm pretty self centered so I don't know any of those.)
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
if i were a guy it would bother me that i only had condoms or trusting that the girl is taking her pill.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
actually since you're here, id like male perspective, does it bother you that you don't have any options besides condoms? don't you wish you had another option instead of condom or trust? would you take a pill if they had one?
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
Obviously not from you... the GUY!... ;)
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
Who wants to use a condom, anyway? That's an issue you'll get no traction on Haus.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
org - can't focus on issues, that would be a pandora's box. must continue distractions! did you see Oprah's hair today?? yuk!
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
"With the pill spiking to more than $50 a month (from $12) some female students report taking up more part-time work, or cutting back on their grocery or social spending." OK so they have to make choices with their spending? So? Everyone makes choices with their money. If we let drug companies donate the drugs people would complain about that. Not to mention that the pill doesn't protect against STDs, so really they should be using a condom instead, which are cheaper anyways.
amybdk amybdk 7 years
:ROTFL: I know some people who like to be nakers from mid-section, down! Just kidding. But I wish I did.
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
The campaign by the left to frame conservatives as followers of Rush has been taken to its obvious and absurd conclusion. Maybe we can focus on issues now.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I have no shame being naked. Like right now. :howyoudoin:
stephley stephley 7 years
From the article: "The price of birth control at family planning clinics and college health centers shot up following the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, a federal law designed to save taxpayers money on Medicaid reimbursements for drugs reports U.S. News and World Report." On Citizen last April: http://www.citizensugar.com/1578821
Roarman Roarman 7 years
My birth control pills cost me $42 per month with my health insurance, and that is the generic.
amybdk amybdk 7 years
Plus, "cheap" is pretty relative.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
hmm.. well a better headline would be "Birth Conrtol is now cheaper thanks to new laws" rather than "affordable birth conrtol is back" because that headline is misleading. Apparently it never left.
amybdk amybdk 7 years
Hopefully cheaper birth control will = fewer abortions!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
I guess they're even cheaper now haus. I think its the thought that counts :)
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I feel like I'm missing something because when was birth control NOT affordable? The most I ever paid was 20 bucks a month with my health plan. Without my health plan I got a generic for the same price. Isn't it free from Planned Parenthood? Aren't condoms only like 7 bucks a pack? What am I missing?
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