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.
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.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Funny how reproductive issues are always described as a private matter between a woman and her doctor until it comes time to pay the bill – then it’s always a very public matter.
Only after dozens of deaths and thousands of lawsuits has the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to revisit the safety of newer versions of birth control pills.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
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.