Throughout his dramatic narrative, Eig stresses that it was certainly not inevitable that a birth-control pill
would emerge in the twentieth century.
The article by Lisa Eckelbecker about the book by Jonathan Eig seems to accord those who pioneered the birth-control pill
back in the 1950s with heroic status.
It is the first approved oral contraceptive designed to put off periods altogether when taken without a break, and is the latest to depart from the 21-days-on, seven-days-off regimen that had been standard since birth-control pill
sales began in the 1960s.
Toronto -- The magazine Alive, distributed free in drug stores, includes an article in its October 2003 issue on the dangers inherent in taking the birth-control pill
. Entitled The contraceptive conundrum, it lists common side-effects, including nausea, headaches, vomiting, weight gain, vaginal or bladder infections and, the most serious of all, abnormal blood clotting.
Is the patch as effective as the birth-control pill
? A.M., Los Angeles
A new study in 650 women in the USA and Canada, presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting in San Diego last year, found that a seven-day contraceptive patch can prevent pregnancy at least as effectively as the traditional birth-control pill
. A 20 cm square patch matched the performance of the best-performing pill taken.
If Viagra turns out to be as revolutionary as the birth-control pill
, it won't be merely because it works miracles for those who are clinically impotent but because it allegedly works just as well for men who are not impotent, producing long-lasting erections with the slightest stimulation.
The main attraction of Seasonale is that women who take it only have a period every three months rather than monthly as is the case currently with a 28-day birth-control pill
He said the issue has been difficult for the global church, which embraces different social viewpoints; he likened it to Pope Paul VI's controversial and unexpected decision to ban the birth-control pill
This includes fake birth-control pills
, anti-malaria pills, made of potato and starch and cough syrups.
Q OUR doctor has put my daughter on birth-control pills
to help with her acne.
Tracking Washington: New birth-control pills
that are less effective in preventing pregnancy than the original contraceptives of the 1960s could still win federal approval if they promise other benefits, under a recommendation by health advisors.