Someone wrote in [personal profile] rthstewart 2016-11-14 09:35 am (UTC)

In my country it legally has to be behind the counter - I wish, like adrenaline pens and asthma inhalers, it could be held by community organisers (teachers, social workers, etc.) There are some health risks that need to be accounted for, and I like to make sure they understand about the increased risk of ectopic pregnancy (not that that has stopped anyone from buying it) but a trained layman could totally deliver all that information. They do it with adrenaline, and adrenaline used incorrectly is much less safe.

I try to be as open and unchallenging as possible when someone asks for it - I have a private counselling area where I ask them to take a seat if there's anyone in the store at the time. I've never refused a sale, not even to teenagers under the age of consent, which is 16 here, and nor have I challenged any obviously under age women from buying it. (Still anon because that's technically illegal in my country.)

The thing that breaks my heart is the ones that have all the pro-life misinformation - does it affect my fertility, is this basically an abortion - and are so terrified and desperate that they'd be willing to take it anyway. I'm always glad to be able to dispel those myths.

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