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Let's Talk About Sex, Responsibly

FA Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 4:35 PM
Let's talk about "sex" sensibly? When have we discussed anything sensibly as a nation in the past 25 years? (or longer) We can't talk about sex sensibly when we're running after that perennial free lunch!

Have you heard about the holiday gift some American girls could be getting? Emergency contraception!

During Thanksgiving week the American Academy of Pediatrics announced their recommendation that "morning- after" prescriptions be issued to adolescent girls in advance of need, as a matter of routine.

"There's no good reason" to disagree with the recommendation, the San Francisco Chronicle asserts. But there are actually plenty of them.

Besides being deeply insulting to the dignity of adolescents, this approach exposes the reality that when we talk about sex, we all too often put good health and sense aside. "Women's health" routinely assumes promiscuity, whatever the age, despite...