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Dzuunmod
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A Japanese doctor has developed a new plan called "girl's guard" for women and girls in his country who've been coming to his clinic wanting abortions and with symptoms of advanced sexually transmitted diseases.

Tsuneo Akaeda will distribute sell condoms to women and girls on the promise that if it breaks, their pregnancy tests and abortions (if necessary) will be paid for. He says he developed the plan after his young patients complained that they wouldn't use condoms because "they would just break anyway".

What's that you're saying? The system will probably be abused? Au contraire says the article: "To prevent the system from being misused, those applying for a test or abortion have to comply with the scheme's procedures. First, they must send in the busted condom to the Girl's Guard company with a photo of the woman by registered post. If the woman then finds she is pregnant, she must obtain a pregnancy-test certificate from a doctor and send it in with an ultrasound scan and personal identification."

Sounds like a pretty icky and not fun way to get the free services. Still, I suppose that when a condom breaks, the whole situation is pretty icky.

Whatever. I agree with the person in the article who says that emergency contraception ought to be pushed, rather than the costlier and more difficult abortions.


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italianboy84
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I think that not abortions not emergency contraception (that to me...are the same things) should be promoted. I think, and I repeat I think, that the varoius values and also benefits,of course, of abstinence and sexuality should be emphasized.

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Only In Dreams
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quote:
Originally posted by italianboy84:
I think that not abortions not emergency contraception (that to me...are the same things) should be promoted. I think, and I repeat I think, that the varoius values and also benefits,of course, of abstinence and sexuality should be emphasized.


Italianboy, this is worst case scenario. As for the abstinence argument, it is already being promoted in several places: in schools, public service announcements, churches, and yet, thousands of women still get pregnant.

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Michelle Jessie
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I have used emergency contraception twice. Once from an unwanted sexual experience and once when I was just dumb and didn't use a condom. And I don't believe I did anything wrong! Just getting that out of the way.

Now, I wouldn't be worried about people abusing the use of a pregnancy test because those are free most places any ways.

I wouldn't even worry about people abusing the use of an abortion since abortion is a horrible experience (I don't know personally but I can only imagine).

I'm worried about the logic of this doctor...well if the condom breaks I can just get an abortion! No...that wouldn't comfort me any. But I do think making Emergency Contraception or the "Morning After Pill" free for people is great!


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TenohSetsuna
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You know, buying this guy's condom is kind of like buying insurance for the instance in which it breaks. Adding reimbursment for the morning after pill is a completely logical move for this fellow as well, but every plan has it's kinks in the beginning.

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