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TV advert for morning after pill. - May 7th 2009, 08:55 PM

I don't know if anyone has seen this but Channel 4 has been showing an advert for the morning after pill after 9PM.

I was wondering what everyone thought about it, a lot of people I know are against it and dislike the advert.
(just to be clear they are against the advert not the morning after pill)

I personally don't think it is as bad as everyone is making out. The advert is only shown after the watershed at 9pm and at the beginning it does say "The condom split!" to me that is showing this as the emergency contraception it is .
Some people are acting like it is promoting it as a "It is OK to have sex anytime you want because you can take the morning after pill" sort of thing.
I think it is just letting people know that it is there in case things go wrong and that you can take that instead of having to have an abortion.

This is one of the topics in my Religion and Ethics exam so I was wondering what peoples different opinions are.
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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 7th 2009, 08:58 PM

Personally, I think this could have a good effect. People that need it will now know about it. However, kids could use this instead of condoms or other forms of birth control. If it could educate one person though, it might be worth it.


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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 7th 2009, 09:01 PM

"Do you and your lover fill your garbage cans with outdated latex condoms?! Well here's a new and modern way to show the one you love, that you love them! Introducing The Morning After Pill! A Pill a day keeps the gyno away!"


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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 7th 2009, 09:12 PM

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Personally, I think this could have a good effect. People that need it will now know about it. However, kids could use this instead of condoms or other forms of birth control. If it could educate one person though, it might be worth it.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...pregnancy.html

Apparently they are planning on advertising condoms before the watershed.
I do agree that prevention is always better, but the Morning After Pill adverts are a step in the right direction.
I hope these adverts for condoms are better that those cheesy "Want respect, use a condom" adverts.
I think they need to be more like the alcohol awareness adverts, the "You don't start a night like this, why end it this way" ones.
   
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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 8th 2009, 01:55 AM

The Morning After pill is something that teenage girls should be aware of in case of emergency, so this advertising campaign is a good idea.


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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 8th 2009, 02:15 AM

They've been advertising it in the States for... I wanna say like a year now?
They call it Plan B.

I think its a good idea. Mistakes happen.


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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 8th 2009, 04:58 AM

I think these are good. The advertisement needs to be able to get people's attention so they'll be aware of it. Knowlegde is power! Give people the info and let them make their own decisions what to do with it.


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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 11th 2009, 04:50 AM

I see no problem advertising another form of birth control. Years ago, advertising for birth control pills would have been absolutely scandalous. Now it's nothing. we advertise every other method. Plan B gets too bad of a rap. But people will adjust eventually.


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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 11th 2009, 05:06 AM

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"Do you and your lover fill your garbage cans with outdated latex condoms?! Well here's a new and modern way to show the one you love, that you love them! Introducing The Morning After Pill! A Pill a day keeps the gyno away!"
I can't tell if you're being funny or not. :/ The pill is NOT meant to be a birth control method -- it's for emergency situations (like the aformentioned "condom broke"). People who abuse it are only giving the ones who need it in emergency situations a bad name.


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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 11th 2009, 06:50 AM

Seeing as how teenagers are getting pregnant, as are legal adults, I think that this ad should be shown and it should grab people's attention. As long as it doesn't have a porno scene, then I'll probably see no problems with it.
   
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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 11th 2009, 07:41 AM

I don't think that there's anything wrong with the ads, but I can see where the people who are saying they're promoting sex are coming from. But teenagers should know that it doesn't mean that it's okay to have sex without protection, and such. I've never met a teenager that stupid. While I'm sure that some are, a good percentage of them have a least a fraction of a brain in them.





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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 12th 2009, 09:15 PM

I think it's a good thing. It's unfair to expect people to be protected but to not show them where they can get said protection from. The amount of people I've heard saying "I want the morning after pill ... where can I get it from?" ... so this advert shows 1. It's okay to ask and talk about it 2. What to do and where to get them




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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 12th 2009, 11:02 PM

I have mixed opinions. I feel like the intentions are amazingly awesome. But if it will work like that? I think people will think, "Oh, I forgot a condom this time, but I'll just grab a morning after pill." While they may think that now anyway, getting it drilled into peoples heads is kind of.. I don't know.

I do think it's a good idea to let people know about this pill though. And to be honest, I don't know any other way to go about showing that.

The other thing that's the first thing that pops into my mind is, what if a young child sees it? (Me thinking of trying to explain that to my young brother/sister) Even if it's after 9pm I know quite a few kids who stay up that late. I know my brother and sister are supposed to be in bed by 9:30/10.



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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 12th 2009, 11:17 PM

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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 13th 2009, 03:18 AM

Plan B commercials are yay. (Y) Can't argue against awareness.



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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 13th 2009, 05:06 AM

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And lord forbid a parent actually have to do some parenting and monitor what their child watches. They're not putting these commercials in between children's programming, they'd be putting them inbetween more adult programming, and if young children are watching those, that's the issue of the parents, not the TV station.
It's physically impossible to monitor your kids 24/7 or you'd basically be dead. If it was an entire show? That's a fair enough argument. For a what? One minute long advert, it takes the adult walking in the other room for another soda, or not being able to grab the remote quick enough or jump up and turn off the television quickly.



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Re: TV advert for morning after pill. - May 13th 2009, 05:39 AM

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The other thing that's the first thing that pops into my mind is, what if a young child sees it? (Me thinking of trying to explain that to my young brother/sister) Even if it's after 9pm I know quite a few kids who stay up that late. I know my brother and sister are supposed to be in bed by 9:30/10.
All younger kids are going to learn these things eventually. If not because of commercials, then because of the many other places kids can find out about these kinds of things. While it would be nice, it's impossible to shield your kids from this kind of stuff, because it's practically everywhere.






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