I just wanted to send you a note complimenting you on your remarks which were made on the public service television program
entitled, "Telling the Truth."
I guess I am one of the old-time doctors also, but I definitely feel that when a fifteen-year-old girl comes to the doctor
and wants contraceptive advice, she certainly deserves more than a simple prescription for the Pill.
There are many other problems associated with sexual activity at this age, and the patient definitely needs some education
and information about them, One can be reasonably certain that such an individual has not been told of the potential of the
very serious infectious diseases, the possibility of failure of any contraceptive method, the unlikelihood of any relationship
formed at this age being a lasting one, and the serious mental and even psychiatric problems which may develop as a result
of such activity.
In contrast to other members of the panel, I do not feel that the provision of such information is meddlesome, and I definitely
consider this type of information to be medical information and not simply moral meddling as implied by other members of the