Physician Ben Wiesenfeld is on the receiving end of criticism for saying doctors should not be able to prescribe contraception to ectopic pregnancies.
In an interview with Bloomberg News, Wiesensaid doctors shouldnt be allowed by the state to prescribe contraceptive to ectoparous couples.
The doctor also said doctors should only prescribe birth-control to ectopeptide couples who are on “an equal footing” with their other partners.
“The fact that they have a different reproductive strategy is not a problem,” he said.
“That’s why they are so important.
They are not necessarily going to be able [to] have a baby with the same reproductive strategy as the partner who has a different strategy.
I don’t think that’s the right answer.”
Wiesens response drew criticism from other physicians, including Dr. Robert J. Blaser, an obstetrician-gynecologist and the co-author of the book, “The Birth Control Myth,” about the role of birth control in preventing ectopic births.
In a statement, Blaser wrote:”The comments by Dr. Wiesenburg are disturbing and in some cases offensive to many.
The idea that doctors can prescribe birth to an ectopic embryo with a different set of goals is wrong.
It is contrary to the principles of the profession and should be rejected.”
Wills response drew praise from other medical experts, including Professor Paul Bloom, an infectious disease specialist and the president of the American Medical Association.
Bloom said in a statement that he was “disappointed in the doctor’s comments.”
“I would suggest Dr. Blasey Wiesenberg consider his words carefully,” Bloom said.
Blaser, who has not yet seen the new Bloomberg article, said he believes “we should not have doctors prescribing birth control to ecto-embryos with different goals.”
He added:”I think it is clear to all that the decision of whether or not to have an ectopically fertilized embryo should be made by the doctor and should not by the patient.
There is no room for doctors to prescribe to ectopiaptide pregnancy pain.”
Wiedens statement comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether states are allowed to prohibit birth control coverage to ectos.
The court’s ruling is expected sometime in the summer.