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Old 02-07-2012, 06:12 PM
 
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Anywhore......back to the topic of birth control for college students...
I think they should have the MAP readily available 24/7 to anyone who wants to.
No signing in, no nothing, 100% confidential.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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I think college campuses are good starting points, but I would question whether or not that would be the place where they would get the most use. Do college students have more unprotected sex than their non-college peers? I would think the opposite to be true.

Where could these vending machines be placed for optimum use? They used to have condom machines in diner restrooms way back when, but diners are tough to find nowadays. Fast food restrooms?
I think they should be set up like redbox.
Outside of a gas station, inside walmart, random places around town, they should be made tamper proof as well, they should also accept cash or card.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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I also think you should be able to get a prescription for birth control 24/7.
Not just when your doctor or planned parenthood is open, they should have hours geared around college student schedules.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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Anywhore......back to the topic of birth control for college students...
I think they should have the MAP readily available 24/7 to anyone who wants to.
No signing in, no nothing, 100% confidential.
I think accessibility to birth control should be as universal as at all SAFELY possible. But I concerned about pitching safety regulation out the window in the name of availability.

I do have a small concern about insulating young people from the consequences of their actions in an artificial way. WHO is responsible for the sexuality of college students? Not the college.

I believe firmly that the natural consequences of an action need to be clearly understood. I further think that if we did a better job of neither
- permissively shielding our kids from consequences nor
- punitively distracting from the connection between action and consequence with random rules and punishments

when our kids are toddlers, preschoolers, elementary age... we'd have better success here.

My father was a college professor. In the last decade of his career, he frequently lamented the lack of responsibility that was expected from the "children". The parents were demanding that the college raise their kids as if they were still in elementary school.

At what point do people ever become truly responsible for their actions? Will it be too late for them to learn at a price not too high to pay as is easy to do with toddlers, preschooler and elementary aged kids but is very expensive in college students?
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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I also think you should be able to get a prescription for birth control 24/7.
Not just when your doctor or planned parenthood is open, they should have hours geared around college student schedules.
Because taking a larger view of your sexual health, well being and responsibility is terribly onerous.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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I think accessibility to birth control should be as universal as at all SAFELY possible. But I concerned about pitching safety regulation out the window in the name of availability.

I do have a small concern about insulating young people from the consequences of their actions in an artificial way. WHO is responsible for the sexuality of college students? Not the college.

I believe firmly that the natural consequences of an action need to be clearly understood. I further think that if we did a better job of neither
- permissively shielding our kids from consequences nor
- punitively distracting from the connection between action and consequence with random rules and punishments

when our kids are toddlers, preschoolers, elementary age... we'd have better success here.

My father was a college professor. In the last decade of his career, he frequently lamented the lack of responsibility that was expected from the "children". The parents were demanding that the college raise their kids as if they were still in elementary school.

At what point do people ever become truly responsible for their actions? Will it be too late for them to learn at a price not too high to pay as is easy to do with toddlers, preschooler and elementary aged kids but is very expensive in college students?
If you are 18 you should be the one shouldering the consequences.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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If you are 18 you should be the one shouldering the consequences.
I am not sure what you are suggesting. I would agree that at whatever age you are, you should be shouldering the consequences of your choices. In elementary school small choices yield small consequences so that when you are 18 you are prepared to understand the large consequences to your large choices.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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I like it because it's readily available but I'm concerned about the possibility of overdosing.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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I am not sure what you are suggesting. I would agree that at whatever age you are, you should be shouldering the consequences of your choices. In elementary school small choices yield small consequences so that when you are 18 you are prepared to understand the large consequences to your large choices.
I don't get what consequences one needs to consider taking the plan b pill. I mean common sense does dictate there are risks with any form of medicine you take.
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