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Birth_control community

I was lurking on the BC community for a couple of days, just seeing what kinds of questions women were asking and what kinds of answers they got. I got in trouble with the first comment that I made, which said there were "no guarantees" about what a BC pill would do for a given woman....because it depends on the woman's hormonal makeup.....and got a snippy reply that oh yes the guarantee is right there in the pill info packet.....I questioned that the hormone-manufacturers (pharmaceuticals) actually give full and accurate info in their pamphlets and got another snippy reply....so I unfriended the community. It is disheartening to see young women taking those pamphlets to be the truth. I guess science and judgment have to sit on the bench while advertising and disinformation plays itself out......and while the young women grow up into real women who decide for themselves....and communities that are willing to entertain many points of view are valuable to me....even when those points of view are not in the official literature...

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aughraseye
Aug. 30th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
THe people who "mod" these communities are territorial and have nothing going for them but to be a know-it-all on an lj community. I wouldn't take it too personally.
liveonearth
Aug. 30th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
I wasn't taking it personally, I was only regretting the mis- and dis-information for all those women. =-]
aughraseye
Aug. 30th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
Oh god, if you want to see something really sad, check out the community amipregnant... It will make you cry over how little women know about their bodies.
liveonearth
Aug. 30th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
I have lurked there for a while. The more I learn about what's happening to the unborn because of ignorance, the more I want to doctor pregnant women. I really want to serve as doctor to the pre-pregnant----those who wish to bear children and want to optimize their health ahead of time so that the child has every opportunity to develop in a healthy way.
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