In this paper, it is argued that oral contraceptives should be available without prescription.
Prescription status entails heavy costs, including the dollar, time, and psychological costs of visiting a physician to obtain a prescription, the financial and human costs of unintended pregnancies that result from the obstacle to access caused by medicalization of oral contraceptives, and administrative costs to the health care system.
After a review and evaluation of the reasons for strict medical control of oral contraceptives in the United States, safety concerns anticipated in response to the proposal discussed here are addressed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contraceptif, Prescription médicale, Voie orale, Automédication, Efficacité, Emballage, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Vente libre
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contraceptive, Medical prescription, Oral administration, Self prescription, Efficiency, Packaging, United States, North America, America, Human
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Cote : 93-0586404
Code Inist : 002B20A01. Création : 199406.