Last updated on: 11/20/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Poppy Daniels Biography

Title:
Physician and Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Position:
Con to the question "Should birth control pills be available over the counter?"
Reasoning:

“Hormonal birth control is not without risk… My concern is that you’re basically taking women who have no counseling, no family history, no risk assessment, and they’re just getting [hormonal birth control] with no guidance. Why would you take that risk?

… To put [hormonal contraception] on the same aisle as Tylenol and Zantac is absurd.

People think I have some nefarious, right-wing agenda. And that’s just not true. I’m medically responsible for the patients I see, and they deserve to know the potential risks and benefits of each medication.

We’re not talking about pregnancy. We’re talking about whether it is safe for non-pregnant women to buy birth control over the counter. And I don’t think it is.”

Sarah Watts, “An Over-the-Counter Pill Isn’t Safe,” thedailybeast.com, June 15, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Owner, Physician, and Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN), Dr. Poppy, July 2003-present
  • Physician, Family Birth & Wellness Center, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2016
  • Owner, Dr. Poppy Daniels, Sep. 2003-Nov. 2012
Education:
  • MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2002
  • MD, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, 1998
  • BA, Biology, Chemistry, and Women’s Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1994
Other:
  • Lives in Ozark, MO, with her husband, Dennis Daniels (a pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine doctor) and their five sons and daughter.
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should birth control pills be available over the counter?