Dear 100 Hour Board,
Regarding Board Question #44927, about going to Planned Parenthood for birth control pills to be used to control bleeding:
Planned Parenthood's status as the nation's largest abortion provider would be a red flag to many. If the questioner is in Utah County, the Utah County Health Department has a Women's Health Clinic, for a minimal amount, discussed at this URL: http://www.co.utah.ut.us/dept/HealthFam/CommHealthSer/WomensHealthClinic.asp
Other areas would likely have similar health department programs for the disadvantaged.
Additionally, rather than paying Planned Parenthood for the pills, Wal-Mart Pharmacies and Target Pharmacies will fill the prescription for $9 monthly. As I do the math, the cost savings in one year's time would help defray the cost of a medical exam.
I am no doctor, nor am I a woman, but I think there are other alternatives than the one she asked about, with a great deal less possible anguish in the process.
- Daryl Gibson