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And a second on resolve problems segment tonight the most controversial story of the evening.
Imagine setting your young daughter to the pediatrician for a check out.
Only to have her come home with a prescription for the morning after -- Well the American academy of pediatrics is now encouraging doctors to give their teenage patients prescriptions for emergency contraception.
Joining me now is doctor Laura Berman is a sex educator and a -- best and is a host of in the bedroom on own.
I doctor -- -- first of all let me tell you I think this is probably one of the more outrageous things I've seen this weekend.
I've been David Martin Candy Crowley checks it out about I'm not a lawyer -- politics a lot of sleep but this.
And I and I have a young daughter and I I think of I'd doctor.
Telling -- mom to leave the Rome.
So he can tell young girl maybe she is -- a Christian girl doesn't believe and answer religion doesn't really -- Can't telling young girl well if you have sexy can use this morning after -- which.
Includes things like -- dangers like.
Thrombosis pulmonary embolism.
You can get a heart attack you can I have I have severe bleeding retinol thrombosis all sorts of hazards associated not with taking that's what you think.
How big big big big dose of hormones for young girls now how can you defend that's doctor.
Well first of all I know this is a hot button topic doctors are not telling girls if you have Sachs you can use this prescription what the academy is recommending.
Is that the research -- -- that.
That adolescents are less likely to use the emergency contraceptive.
And last say -- have a prescription.
Now I agree with you that this is a personal issue that each parent should be the primary sex educator of their children.
And if you don't like this idea it's totally the glues you to top tier pediatrician before they see your child and find out where they stand on -- -- and find a different pediatrician.
If you don't like the answer but I'll tell you best we have the highest teen pregnancy rate of almost any industrialized nation.
Of teenage girls are going to be -- -- I kind of went our culture now women differently at our culture we -- -- -- -- that's always sensor.
-- and -- -- -- sexual I eat dinner earlier agents are right I agree eight I don't let it that we would linger a little -- giving girls this this isn't it -- are no long term surveys studies done.
On the effect of this end of this dose of of hormones to young women what effect on their fertility what effect on increases -- -- cancer possibilities.
That we have all these other risks associated with it with -- pulmonary embolism and -- -- and.
-- -- any medication there are risks and the doctors should write it but you should know what prescriptions or doctor is giving.
Your child I absolutely agree with you there.
But you have to understand that this is a conversation that in a larger context and the research is batting.
That information does not mean permission and if you just look at -- sell the research on the HPV vaccine those girls are little less risky than the girls who aren't getting the vaccine -- Hi I got it isn't there -- having an examiner yeah I say doctor and I appreciate it may give it given a barrels of -- That's a message that's great example prison go check the prescription for the bells I think it's up.
Next subverting parental rights but got to -- a thank you so much.
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