NYC- because it is true. The BC manufactuers don't hide this. It is simply how thier product works. This is no mystery. I learned this, and that there were a handful of Dr. and pharmacies that refused to participate in the bc industry 10 years ago when I became sexually active and were examining my choices for my reproductive self (went with NFP).
Ihad a hard time finding a Dr. to treat me for my low thyroid. No big I found anouther. Yes I had ot pay for it out of pocket but my heath is worth it. I couldn't find a Dr. who would take the libility of clipping dd tounge (they thought there was a better way) so I found someone who would. I had to pay out of pocket because medicaid wouldn't cover an elective procedure but her health was worth it. it was those Dr.s right to stick to thier guns and do what they thought was best. I respect them for it but they are no longer my Dr.s because I needed someone who would meet me where they were at.
When I needed my thyroid perscription filled I demanded a certain type of medication. Not what is usually perscribed. I live in a town of 200,000 people we have over 100 pharmacies and no one carried it so I had to have it shipped in. it was thier right not to carry it. I don't know why they would, no one in town perscribes it. (target now orders it in for me
and matchs my last price. Ilove them) Was it a hassle to have it shipped in? you bet. Did I want it bad enough to faithfully have it shipped in every month? You bet!! It was hassle but I wasnted the drug bad enough. Perscriptions are easy to get.
Pharmacies are privately owned businesses and they have a right to carry or not carry whatever they want just like any other retail business. I suppose it would be unethical to say " we have this but we aren't giving it to you" but I don't think it would be unethical to say "we do not carry that, you will have to check another pharmacy." Happens all the time here. My thyroid stuff, my friends dhs chemo pills (only one pharmacy carried them). You can't be all things to all people and if you can live with people being ticked off and taking htier business elsewhere then that is up to the owner of the business. If someone doesn't carry or perscribe what you are looking for then GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! You wouldn't sit at the gap and cry because they didn't carry the jeans you wanted and you cuoldn't insist that they start carrying them. Nor would you probably think twice about it. You would just take your business elsewhere. Same with Dr.s and pharmacies. If they don't provide the services you want take your business elsewhere.
I don't see what the big deal is really. And I consider Dr.s in private practice to be business owners. If you think Dr.s are some kind of angles of mercy doing it for the warm fuzzies they get wake up and smell the coffee.. they are running business and are offering specific services. There is a growing number of Gynos who won't deliver babies. Now that is a problem. You shouldn't have any ttrouble finding one who will prescribe a pill. And it is good business practice to not prescribe this stuff or sell it. I would prefer someone who refused and I know there is are a lot of other people who seek out these Dr.s (see it all balances out). Enough people to constitute a nationwide directory of who does and doesn't. i do think these Dr.s should be up front so that someone doesn't go through an appointment onl;y to find out that the discussion on BC options is a short one.
If your insurance company only lets you see a Dr. who won' prescribe birth control find another insurance company or try going without. it is very freeing
we have been without for most of our 10 years of marraige and are none the worse for it. I am not going to pay anyone that amount of money and have them tell me I can't see a good Dr. and when we were insured I still payed out of pocket for anytyhing they didn't cover. I guess it is thier right as business owners tonot cover whatever so long as it is clearly stated when you buy the product. And health insurance is just that product. don't be surprised when they don't cover things they said they wouldn't cover. Check out the Dr.s before you sign on. Make sure there is one you like.
All this to say I don't see what the big deal is. If you want to pay someone make sure you like them. if you don't then don't buy thier services.
: easy enough. Fertility is not a medical problem. Dr. don't have to treat it.pharmacies don't have to sell anything they don't want to sell. You are free to go somewhere else. Heck you can find a Dr. to prescribe and a pharmacy to fill just about anything on the internet.