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The Latest Gimmick: Contraceptive Jewelry for Women

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Yes, you read that title right. Researchers are testing a new concept of synthetic hormone delivery for women by affixing special backings on jewelry such as earring, wristwatches, rings or necklaces which they say will “improve user compliance” with drug regimens.

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How Birth Control is Destroying Women’s Lives

Since the advent of birth control more than 50 years ago, women have repeatedly been told that the drugs and devices being offered to help them avoid pregnancy are “safe and effective.” We’re told that the “small percentage” of women who experience adverse reactions is so minimal the risks simply don’t outweigh the benefits.

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Manufacturer Pays $68 Million for Birth Control Patch Injuries and Deaths

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the Ortho Evra birth control patch, has quietly paid out at least $68.7 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by women who suffered blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and even death after using the patch.

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