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Old 07.11.2012, 09:14
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Is contraception a taboo in Switzerland?

We have 2 kids and now we don't want any more. Its not that complicated.

We take all necessary precautions, but to anticipate for accidents (knowing that other ways are not always 100% sure) we inquired with my wife's gyn about the morning-after pill. He made it sound like it was the worst thing in the universe.

When we went and asked for it in the pharmacy, we were surprised that it is not over-the-counter. The pharmacist called my wife's gyn and asked a few questions. Then asked my wife to fill up a form and told her that the pharmacy will be keeping track of this. In short, making my wife feel like an idiot.

I've heard from many sources that abortion is a big no-no in Switzerland.
Is contraception a taboo as well?
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Old 07.11.2012, 09:15
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Re: Is contraception a taboo in Switzerland?

Neither is a problem here.

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Old 07.11.2012, 09:23
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We have 2 kids and now we don't want any more. Its not that complicated.

We take all necessary precautions, but to anticipate for accidents (knowing that other ways are not always 100% sure) we inquired with my wife's gyn about the morning-after pill. He made it sound like it was the worst thing in the universe.

When we went and asked for it in the pharmacy, we were surprised that it is not over-the-counter. The pharmacist called my wife's gyn and asked a few questions. Then asked my wife to fill up a form and told her that the pharmacy will be keeping track of this. In short, making my wife feel like an idiot.

I've heard from many sources that abortion is a big no-no in Switzerland.
Is contraception a taboo as well?
None of the above are taboos. People may not talk to everybody about an abortion, as that is very much considered a private affaire though.
In my opinion, the morning after pill is a very last resort of contraception - it's usually reserved for teenagers that do not know any better or kept going in the heat of battle even though they had no contraception at hand. Maybe that's what got them all suspicious.. (/stuck up/difficult - however you want to call it)
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Old 07.11.2012, 09:29
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Re: Is contraception a taboo in Switzerland?

The way you right comes across as though you are planning to use it - the intention of the morning-after pill is for emergency use only, not as a replacement for regular contraception and there are good health reasons for this.

Tom is right, apart from the usual religeous lunatic fringe there is no taboo on either subject here.
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Re: Is contraception a taboo in Switzerland?

If you don'0t want any more kids, why not get yours, or his, bits sorted?

Snippety-snip.
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If you don'0t want any more kids, why not get yours, or his, bits sorted?

Snippety-snip.
A bit of string and a door jamb will sort him out
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We have 2 kids and now we don't want any more. Its not that complicated.

We take all necessary precautions, but to anticipate for accidents (knowing that other ways are not always 100% sure) we inquired with my wife's gyn about the morning-after pill. He made it sound like it was the worst thing in the universe.

When we went and asked for it in the pharmacy, we were surprised that it is not over-the-counter. The pharmacist called my wife's gyn and asked a few questions. Then asked my wife to fill up a form and told her that the pharmacy will be keeping track of this. In short, making my wife feel like an idiot.

I've heard from many sources that abortion is a big no-no in Switzerland.
Is contraception a taboo as well?
I don't think it's as much a question of whether it's taboo generally in Switzerland, but that individual doctors here have VERY definite ideas about these things, and do not hesitate to try to push you (well, women) to follow their beliefs.

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If you don'0t want any more kids, why not get yours, or his, bits sorted?

Snippety-snip.
1. I think it's safe to assume that the OP is male, considering he mentions his wife's gyn AND they're concerned about becoming accidentally pregnant.

2. Getting "snipped" isn't necessarily the easier option here either, depending on the doctor. My GYN refused to talk to me about it. Although in hind sight I think she was probably erring on the side of keeping me "safe" from making "bad" choices while I was in a bad emotional state, it still was a matter of her pushing her opinion rather than having a discussion with me about it.
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Old 07.11.2012, 09:51
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Re: Is contraception a taboo in Switzerland?

In Ireland, you need a doc's note for the morning after pill. A trip to the doc is 50 euro!

Then the pill costs more on top.

Most teens cant afford to get it. And yes i do realise the long term costs...

SO, i think if you dont like how the swiss do it... pop over to Germany!
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Old 07.11.2012, 10:19
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I1. I think it's safe to assume that the OP is male, considering he mentions his wife's gyn AND they're concerned about becoming accidentally pregnant.

Oops, sorry. Mis-read the OP.

My comment still stands though, albeit with minor grammatical modifications .
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Re: Is contraception a taboo in Switzerland?

on contrary this is not a taboo....but as some stated it's aprivate affair.
Morning after pill is considered an emergency solution

Go talk again to the ob/gyn ....you got so many choices
-the pill
-IUP with and without hormones
-a hormonal stick insert under the skin
- the snip of course
and so much more, talk to the doc,get the information what all is available to you and then make your choice what methods to use in future.
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Old 07.11.2012, 10:25
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2. Getting "snipped" isn't necessarily the easier option here either, depending on the doctor. My GYN refused to talk to me about it. Although in hind sight I think she was probably erring on the side of keeping me "safe" from making "bad" choices while I was in a bad emotional state, it still was a matter of her pushing her opinion rather than having a discussion with me about it.
If he's the one being 'snipped' then he has to go to a urologist. No referral necessary (although you'd probably be well advised you ask your doctor for a recommendation of a good surgeon)... cost around 900chf and the specialist should expect both partners to be present for the first appointment. You will be asked why you want to take this option, how many kids you already have, how old your children are, and informed of the possible complications and how the procedure is done.

There are many contraceptive options and the recommended ones are changing rapidly. Either way, the morning after pill is considered to be more dangerous and less reliable than an IUD, implant or of course vasectomy...
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Re: Is contraception a taboo in Switzerland?

Just don't have sex.
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Old 07.11.2012, 10:47
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SO, i think if you dont like how the swiss do it... pop over to Germany!
In Germany you would need a Doctors prescription for the morning-after-pill whereas in Switzerland you wont need one.
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Just don't have sex.
Pfft, that's so Swiss.
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If you don'0t want any more kids, why not get yours, or his, bits sorted?

Snippety-snip.
Or a couple of bricks?
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Just don't have sex.
There's a student in Zurich he could go out on the pull with. No more sex guaranteed.
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Re: Is contraception a taboo in Switzerland?

Is contraception a taboo in Switzerland?

It shouldn't be ....... even the priests practice safe sex.
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Re: Is contraception a taboo in Switzerland?

Just use condoms..work every time!!!And less messy...
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Pfft, that's so Swiss.
True. The Brits would say: "Just have oral sex."
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In Germany you would need a Doctors prescription for the morning-after-pill whereas in Switzerland you wont need one.
Erm. I was refering to the "Attitude" rather than the process
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