Can we trust a teenager to take the precautions as advised when taking this pill? According to the Mayo Clinic, it is necessary to use two forms of birth control after taking this pill. If a teenager cannot be responsible enough to use one form of birth control, how can they be counted on to use two? How likely is a teenager to make sure that they are not taking any medications that interact with this pill? Are they going to bother to find out that caffeine increases the likelihood of side effects?
I have also looked into the side effects of this pill and it really should not be allowed over-the-counter. What other otc meds can cause ovarian cysts and abnormal pap smears? It can cause angioedema, which can cause your throat to close up on you.
This type of medication really should only be used under a doctor's supervision and for minors, it should be with the parent's knowledge if not consent.
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