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women's health: priorities

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 19, 2005

Introducing the birth-control patch. You'll love it.

It might cause a stroke or a blood clot. It might leave you dead or debilitated. But at least it will protect you from a far graver danger.

And other doctors who prescribe the patch warned that women should not overreact to news of deaths. It is more risky to remove the patch and become pregnant, several pointed out.

When you think about it, death isn't really that scary at all. When you're dead, you can't get pregnant.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 19, 2005 5:49 PM ET USA

    Fulfillment of a death wish...Isn't this what women have been told for the last forty years? That nothing in life is worse than being pregnant when: 1) you're not in a committed relationship (no one to share the responsibility) 2) you've got professional goals (that might get interrupted) 3) you're poor (or worried that you might be) 4) you've already got "x" number of children (VERY elastic "x"!) 5) you just don't want to be pregnant...

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