Recent Study - Morning After Pill in a Low Dose may be Acceptable Form of Birth Control


In a recent report published the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology it is brought to our attention that the hormone used in emergency contraceptive pills could be an acceptable form of birth control. The general idea of using the hormone as a form of birth control is that the woman would take the hormone before or after sex preventing pregnancy and not forcing her to follow a monthly regime of birth control pills.

The Studies

Eight thousand four hundred women took part in fifteen different studies that use the hormone found in the morning after pill as birth control and out of the eight thousand and four hundred women only two hundred and sixty-seven of the women became pregnant. The women were also their thoughts and feelings about the irregular bleeding (spotting in some cases) and the researchers found at about seventy percent of them were fine with it.


The researchers have not determined how many women who currently take a daily birth control pill or use other forms of birth control would want to use this one time (before or after sex) style of birth control. More studies need to be done before this question can be answered. For some women this type of birth control would be ideal for others it may not.



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