||[Mar. 31st, 2005|05:07 pm]
The Question Club
I asked this at vaginapagina but no one seems to know much about it.|
I was surfing around online and happened to start reading into Plan B/EC/MAP. Someone at an LJ communitity mentioned that Canada is working to get EC available over-the-counter.
Being that I live in NC, EC isn't readily available to anyone who wants it. You need a doctor's apointment, get a perscription, etc. All that takes time, which makes EC less effective. It's
a conspiracy! interesting.
I stumbled upon a website called www.go2ec.org, which led me to a North Carolina website called www.dialec.org.
DialEC.org is a website run by people like Planned Parenthood. According to the website, you dial the HotLine number when you need EC, they take some personal information, take your creditcard number, and fax a perscription to your local pharmacy, where you can pick it up.
This seems way too good to be true. Has anyone had any experience with an EC hotline? Don't you need an exam to get a perscription? I've never had any type of exam for birth control or etc. Would that deny me EC, or would they ask me to go somewhere for an exam first? What kind of information do they take? Does any of this go onto insurance records?
(Don't worry, I don't need EC right now. I'm just curious for the future.)
Also, they've mentioned that they encourage women to get EC ahead of time, just in case something happens. How long would the medication last? Is there an expiration date?
Oh, also as well: I've heard that if I need EC, I can go to a hospital and get it. Is this true? Do they do an exam first?
x-posting @ ecp