Saturday, August 18, 2007

The new pill

From the Vancouver Sun:
As the birth control pill approaches its 50th birthday, the now ubiquitous medication is getting a facelift -- a brand new image with provocative implications.

Once marketed for severe menstrual disorders but quietly sold as a contraceptive, the birth control pill is now being pitched as a means of reducing or eliminating menstrual periods.

It is the stuff of huge controversy and massive marketing budgets, and pits gynecologists against some of the continent's top hormone researchers and sexual health educators. ...more

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