There was a recent report bemoaning the uptick in young women sharing prescription drugs, and over on the New York Times website, Tara Parker Pope is wondering if the hysteria surrounding this unprescribed drug use is because doctors view all young women as "pre-pregnant." Parker Pope contacted Cindy Pearson of the National Women's Health Network who said, "You accidentally stumbled into an area that women have had very intense feelings about for at least 40 years. American history is very heavily affected by the first time we as an entire country realized that drugs could cause harm to the fetus, and that was thalidomide in the early 1960s. It changed the course of medical care." Parker Pope wonders if doctors are so obsessed with "bikini medicine" that they forget to treat the whole patient. Well,are they? [NYT]