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Well if this isn't size discrimination, what is?

The story below is that emergency contraceptive pills ("Plan B 1-step" or similar products in the U.S.) don't work well for women weighing over 165 lbs., and don't work at all over 176. As the doctor in the article explains, there isn't a simple dose-response curve and this isn't a simple thing to fix. That's unfortunate, but not discriminatory.

BUT, while they're working on it, they won't label the pills so that you are informed that it might not work for you, if you are in the U.S. In Europe they are labelling them.

That's right; this contraceptive that you might rely on in an emergency won't work for you if you weigh over 176 lbs., but the manufacturer _isn't going to tell you._ Doesn't everyone have the right to know? That's almost half of women in the U.S.


Mon. Nov 25, 6:32pm

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