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Simon Heller, one of the attorneys, plans to quiz [FDA Deputy Operations Commissioner] Woodcock on a March 23, 2004, staff memo suggesting she was concerned Plan B might lead to teenage promiscuity.

The FDA is only supposed to consider the safety and efficacy of drugs.

In the memo released by the FDA, Dr. Curtis Rosebraugh, an agency medical officer, wrote: "As an example, she [Woodcock] stated that we could not anticipate, or prevent extreme promiscuous behaviors such as the medication taking on an 'urban legend' status that would lead adolescents to form sex-based cults centered around the use of Plan B."

FDA Deputy Operations Commissioner Woodcock, the Consumerist 35 Comments [2/10/2012 4:36:17 AM]
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2/10/2012 4:44:43 AM

Mudak

By this logic, I just got the typhus vaccine. Anyone want to go to Calcutta with me to drink the sewer water?

2/10/2012 4:54:19 AM

Serph-no-Okami

Teens are stupid (as they should be) but I've yet to seem them form cults around some pill. And they will be curious about sexuality regardless of contraception being available, it's just that they shouldn't be punished for the rest of their lives just for being stupid teenagers, which we all are or were at some point.

2/10/2012 5:12:25 AM

D Laurier

How do these people function?

2/10/2012 6:09:55 AM

Mithras

Coming from a lady with the name Woodcock...

2/10/2012 6:13:37 AM

Reyardine

It's amazingly unwholesome how consistently the concerns of Pruritans hover around men's rectums and girls' twats.

2/10/2012 6:19:58 AM

Mister Spak

reefer madness/Just like marijuana will lead to associating with negros/reefer madness

2/10/2012 6:29:06 AM

cdcdrr

"It seems Plan A has failed gang. On to Plan B."
"What's Plan B, Fred?"
"We strip naked, we beseech Satan for his blessing in turn, than have a blood orgy."
"Roh-row!"

2/10/2012 6:54:39 AM

dionysus

The only way a cult would start around the pill is if the morons on the right wing keep pushing the laughably ineffective abstinence-only sex ed. Ignorance is what leads to magical thinking.

2/10/2012 6:59:07 AM

N. De Plume

2nd Paragraph, Dude. Appeals to made-up consequences are completely outside your realm of responsibility.

2/10/2012 7:22:27 AM

greenblade

I didn't think teenagers needed an excuse for going at it like - well - teenagers.
I took the morning after pill after a condom broke. I had the worst PMT I have ever experienced - it's definitely not something I would base a sex-cult on, unless bursting into tears, arguing with the idiot who failed to notice it had come off and eating enough chocolate to make Willy Wonka blush does it for you. It's plan B for a reason.

2/10/2012 7:36:06 AM

Doubting Thomas

Oh give me a fucking break. Teens are going to have sex if they want to, or abstain if they want to, regardless of whether there's a contraceptive pill available or not.

I imagine back in the 60's when the Pill was invented they probably thought it was going to result in high promiscuity. When in reality, teen pregnancy rates have gone down since the 1950's.

2/10/2012 7:44:07 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Absolutely nothing can "lead" to teenage promiscuity. Teens have been having sex since time immemorial. Teenage pregnancy rates are highest in the Bible Belt, anyway. DEAL WITH IT, YOU @#$%ING CONSERVATIVES!

2/10/2012 8:09:57 AM

JohnTheAtheist

Woodcock. Lol.

2/10/2012 8:12:20 AM

Horsefeathers

"As an example, she [Woodcock] stated that we could not anticipate, or prevent extreme promiscuous behaviors such as the medication taking on an 'urban legend' status that would lead adolescents to form sex-based cults centered around the use of Plan B."

And yet, I'll be she's still employed there. Not only that, I'll bet they promote her. The dumb ones always get promoted.

2/10/2012 8:34:36 AM

Fawful has seen God has a vagina on top of his penis


2/10/2012 8:54:18 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

One of the least-favorite teachers in my high school had the unfortunate name of Mr. Woodcock.

Everyone called him "Cedar Peter."





Yes, I know, that's completely irrelevant to this discussion. So sue me.

2/10/2012 9:17:58 AM

checkmate

There are plenty of other medications that promote "extreme promiscuous behaviors" among teenagers. In fact, any medication that will help you survive childhood and get you up to puberty promotes "extreme promiscuous behaviors" among teenagers more or less to some degree.

So, if Woody is so concerned about "extreme promiscuous behaviors" among teenagers, perhaps she should do her best to make sure lots of kids who need medication don't get it and die off young. Problem solved.

2/10/2012 10:11:10 AM

clockworkgirl21

They don't really believe plan B will lead to promiscuity, they just want all the young people who dared to have sex before marriage to be punished with a baby.

2/10/2012 12:04:55 PM

\m/>_<\m/

you want pill-cults? technivals: speed, extasy, ketamin, you name it!

plan b? nope

2/10/2012 1:15:48 PM



Cults?

2/10/2012 2:01:05 PM

Old Viking

The government: protecting your morality since 1787.

2/10/2012 2:53:45 PM

HoJuSimpson

All the people I've known who have taken it bled/cramped up/vomited on and off for a few days/etc

Sure sounds like fun and something teenagers definitely would want to do every week.

Sure.

2/10/2012 4:40:12 PM



"sex based cults"???

I'd say that the fundies, who are obsessed with nothing as much as they are with the sex lives of others, have already filled that slot.

2/10/2012 4:45:23 PM

whoanelly

The last sentence slayed me. It sounds like the plot of a parody of a B movie.

2/10/2012 4:54:06 PM
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