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Dawn Stacey M.Ed, LMHC

Pill Controversy?

By February 5, 2007

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More than 60% of U.S. women between the ages of 15 and 44 use some type of contraception. With 11.6 million choosing birth control pills, the government is now considering whether to set higher standards for oral contraception.

A new report reveals that there seems to be concern that some of the newer available pills that contain less hormones may not be as effective as the original pills approved in the 1960s. The problem facing scientists is that they cannot agree about whether there should be a strict limit on the failure rate a drug can have and still be approved.

So, that leaves us with the question does the slight increase in pregnancy risk outweigh some of the medical complications that come alone with using higher hormone level pills? What do you think?

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