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Patricia Livengood Biography

Former Intern at the Office of Marriage & Family Life Formation at the Diocese of Allentown
Con to the question "Should birth control pills be available over the counter?"

“Women deserve to know the real health risks of hormonal birth control from their doctor in order to make an informed decision, not from a size-eight font warning label in the supermarket aisle…

First, scientists are discovering health risks that suggest dangers to women’s health and safety. Second, there is the real concern that over-the-counter contraceptives will increase unplanned pregnancies and abortion. Third, making hormonal birth control available over the counter without the oversight and care of her doctor endangers a woman and deprives her of proper informed consent.”

Cowritten with Arina Grossu, “Hormonal Birth Control Is Too Dangerous to Dispense without a Prescription,”, Nov. 10, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Writing tutor, DeSales University, Jan. 2015-May 2016
  • Tutor, DeSales University, Jan. 2013-May 2016
  • Research Assistant, DeSales University, Apr. 2013-May 2016
  • Note taker, DeSales University, Jan. 2013-May 2013
  • Intern, Office of Marriage & Family Life Formation, Diocese of Allentown, May 2015-Aug. 2015
  • Neuropsychology Technician, David S. Glosser, Sc.D. Neuropsychology & Behavioral Medicine, Jan. 2014-July 2014
  • BS, DeSales University, 2016
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