Fw: Re: Why breed? Re: Take control of your sexual health - put a ring on it!
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From: "aditmore@..." <aditmore@...>
Subject: Re: Why breed? Re: Take control of your sexual health - put a ring on it!
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 16:35:22 GMT
That is an impossible pipedream because conservative rural areas are absolutely doomed and the best we can possibly do is permanently evacuate women from antichoice states like Oklahoma. We cannot possibly save Oklahoma no matter how much it may need saving, any more than we can save Afghanistan. We can only make the best places even better by further advancing contraception in those places, mostly cities, where it is already most advanced.
Also, there is nothing stopping the city of Santa Cruz CA from providing free contraception to Oklahoman women in Oklahoma. And it is more likely than expecting the state of Oklahoma, or the feds, to provide free contraception to Oklahoman women in Oklahoma.
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From: "Beth" <beth_h8@...>
Subject: Why breed? Re: Take control of your sexual health - put a ring on it!
Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2012 06:06:31 -0000
The DC law making it legal for a pharmacy to sell women birth control pills without a doctor's prescription is a good step. There have been many articles written that say that there is no justification for a woman to have to have an (expensive and invasive) medical examination to get the pill. Many doctors even say that without that requirement, they would not have women come in every year for their pap test and pelvic examinations. Birth control should not be held as hostage for that.
The other thing is that pharmacies can refuse to fill any prescription that violates their own moral/ethical code. A pro-pregnancy pharmacist might not fill a "morning after pill" prescription, or even a birth control pill prescription. Walmart will not fill emergency contraception prescriptions, even after a rape, and in many small towns or even larger ones, people without good transportation have to "take their chances" on getting pregnant. IMnsHO, a pharmacy or pharmacist which will not fill a valid prescription should have their license revoked. Better to have it as "over the counter" medicine, and it should be as easy to purchase as cough syrup.
Municipal contraception initiatives are great as far as they go, but everyone does not live in a city. There are small villages, small unincorporated communities, and people who do not live in any community. Contraception is needed in rural areas too! The way populations can and do increase, even if there were no births in cities for 50 years, without contraception in the country, we would still have our population increasing.
It needs to be nationwide. And, it needs to go into the culture as a "responsible" thing to do - not "morally questionable" as many would have us believe.
--- In Why_breed@yahoogroups.com, aditmore@... wrote:
> FINALLY!!!! a national campaign to promote MUNICIPAL contraception. Now
> you just need to focus on more small cities like Berkeley CA, Santa Cruz
> CA, Provincetown MA, Santa Fe NM, Reno NV, and Asheville NC. Go
> especially for university towns with a high percentage of college
> students and professors. MY life and future depends on it and I'm a male
> hermit; though what makes me a hermit is the refusal of others to support
> municipal environmental contraception!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> -Alan Ditmore
> Please read these petitions advocating municipal environmental
> contraception funding, which is increasingly politically realistic due
> to The Big Sort in more and more towns, and helps women's rights, quality
> of life, and school taxes as well as being at
> least 5 times more cost-effective than any other environmental effort.
> The prochoice and contraception movements are placing too high a priority
> on defensive actions in the red states when we should be going on the
> offensive, the side of "change", in the blue states, and cities. The
> worst places
> will get even worse no matter what we do, but the unrealized political
> potential, the low hanging fruit, is in making the best places even
> better. This opportunity is being caused by The Big Sort. Mayors are not
> answerable to rural voters, unlike governors and presidents.
> We americans love cars more than babies, Very soon we will have to
> choose, and we will choose cars.
> On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:06:24 -0400 (EDT) "Cindy Pearson, National Women's
> Health Network" <alerts@...> writes:
> About | Donate
> April 25, 2012
> Dear Friends,
> You may have seen in recent news that some cities have been giving away
> the new and improved FC2 Female Condom� in an effort to raise awareness
> about the product, which gives women more control in protecting
> themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. New
> research is now showing that these female condom distribution programs
> are a successful AND cost-effective means of preventing new cases of HIV.
> Even more excitingly, manufacturer The Female Health Company has just
> announced that it will be beefing up its facilities for increased
> production in order to meet the high demand for FC2 expected in the near
> In the excerpt below, NWHN Program Coordinator Keely Monroe delves deeper
> into the facts on FC2 and its future potential. Click here to read the
> entire article, fresh from the current issue of The Women's Health
> Put a Ring on It!
> Cities around the country are making sure that more women stay healthy
> and sexy by telling them to "put a ring on it"! What type of ring, you
> may ask? We aren't talking about the kind of ring Beyonc� warned men
> about in her song "Put a Ring on It;" we're talking about the new and
> improved female condom.
> Female condoms are currently the only self-initiated barrier method
> option women have for preventing unwanted pregnancies and transmission of
> sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV � which makes them
> a critically important prevention tool for women.
> Advocates have always known that female condoms have the potential to
> play an important role in promoting positive sexual health and preventing
> HIV and other STIs. But, they also know a lot of work was needed to
> overcome the original female condom's bad reputation.
> So, when the FC2 was released in the U.S., advocates grabbed the
> opportunity to gain new momentum in promoting the female condom. With
> funding from city and state health departments and from private
> philanthropic sources, five cities with high HIV/AIDS prevalence have
> launched creative and fun public education campaigns, drawing on lessons
> learned in other countries, to engage communities and increase both
> awareness and use. These cities are Chicago, Houston, New York City, San
> Francisco, and Washington DC. Campaigns are also scheduled for Atlanta
> and Baton Rouge.
> Although the female condom may not have superstar rank among
> contraceptive methods yet, with innovative and engaging campaigns taking
> place around the country, it seems inevitable that female condoms will
> eventually reach the famed status they deserve!
> If you're not already getting The Women's Health Activist, click here to
> find out how you can receive a one-year subscription by becoming a member
> of the National Women's Health Network.
> Thank you,
> Cindy Pearson
> Executive Director
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> with the latest women's health news.
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