I am a woman, a mother of a woman and grandmother of 3 girls. So birth control as well as the rights of women are dear to me. My first experience with birth control was when I was getting married, my doctor (a Catholic) told me that he would prescribe a medically recommended dosage as a means of preventing pregnancy. He told me that he had to prescribe a milder dose for his sister, who was a nun, to prevent severe cramps. Many women develop cysts on their ovaries and are taking Birth Control to help quell the pain and even help with cyclical increases in the size of cysts. And yet, people are bothered by this, taxpayers who say they don’t want to pay for a women to even medically receive treatments or to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Or as Rush Limbaugh called the college student, Ms. Sandra Fluke a slut, that the taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for Sandra having sex. WTF. Oh yeah, he now publically apologized, after advertisers pulled their ads from his program.
Yet Viagra with no other purpose then to give a sexually stimulated man an erection so that he can have sex is covered my medicare. There is no other medical reason to take the little blue pill:
This is taken from website: http://www.howstuffworks.com/viagra.htm
Viagra is one of the best-known drugs of all time. Nearly every adult in America has heard of the drug and can tell you what it does.
In the years since it was introduced in 1998, former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole has served as a spokesman for the drug, manufacture of counterfeit pills has gone through the roof, and Viagra jokes are now a permanent feature of the pop culture landscape.
What’s the big deal about “the little blue pill”?
It’s simple: When it works as intended, Viagra causes a man who is sexually stimulated to get an erection.
How does Viagra do that? And why does Viagra work only if the man is sexually stimulated? For that matter, what causes an erection in the first place? In this article, we’ll answer all of those questions and more.
This is a fascinating story — it involves the technology of the human body and the techniques that scientists use to control its different parts with drugs. And in the case of Viagra, the story starts with the penis.
Although conservatives were against it, Medicare added Viagra and other sexual performance drugs to the prescription
So why is it okay for taxpayers to pay men so that they can have sex. Seeing this old double standard rear it’s ugly head too often.
Any woman should be outraged by any law that tells us what we should do with our bodies and while I don’t think abortions should be a means of BC, I do think every woman has a right to decide what is the best solution for her when she is faced with an unwanted pregnancy.