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    Sunday, May 07, 2006

    Weird Quotes From NYT

    Too tired to say anything but how weird these are:

    From here-

    Dr. Hager said he feared that if Plan B were freely available, it would increase sexual promiscuity among teenagers. F.D.A. staff members presented research showing that these fears were ungrounded: large-scale studies showed no increase in sexual activity when Plan B was available to them, and both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Adolescent Medicine endorsed the switch to over-the-counter status. Others argued that the concern was outside the agency's purview: that the F.D.A.'s mandate was specifically limited to safety and did not extend to matters like whether a product might lead to people having more sex. Meanwhile a government report later found that Dr. Janet Woodcock, deputy commissioner for operations at the F.D.A., had also expressed a fear that making the drug available over the counter could lead to "extreme promiscuous behaviors such as the medication taking on an 'urban legend' status that would lead adolescents to form sex-based cults centered around the use of Plan B." In May 2004, the F.D.A. rejected the finding of its scientific committees and denied the application, citing some of the reasons that Dr. Hager had expressed.

    And from here -

    "We have had other hot — I hate to use that word — videos that generated a lot of buzz," said Rob Kennedy, executive vice president of C-Span, which was founded in 1979.

    2 Comments:

    Blogger spotted elephant said...

    Sex-based cults? They really will go to any length to try to scare people out of having sex. And can they not wrap their brain around the idea that Plan B is a lot better than an unwanted pregnancy? Oh, I forgot-teens won't have sex without plan B.

    7:12 PM  
    Blogger EL said...

    I know - it really shocked me. And I'm not usually shocked by these people.

    7:03 PM  

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